Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
House Republicans. Every single one voted against the outrageous stimulus package.
Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Father-son charged with prostituting teens
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Devious, cynical, crass and corrupt.” "Without a doubt unfit to govern."
Illinois state Senators describing Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich before they voted 59 to 0 to remove him from office.
"I believe our state must enter rehab. Moral rehabilitation."
Illinois Senator Randall Hultgren (R)
Blagojevich describing the vote.
"The fix was in from the beginning. There are tens of thousands of people across America just like me who are losing their jobs, or who have lost their jobs. To the people of Illinois, God bless all of you. I want you to know that I haven't let you down."
"Our point was on his words, his secretly recorded words, and who in the world was more qualified to testify about the governor's words than the governor himself?"
Illinois House prosecutor David Ellis asked during his closing argument.
"Allow me the right to call witnesses like Rahm Emmanuel, like Valerie Jared, like Congressman Jessie Jackson. Allow me also to call witnesses like Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin, and Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas or Senators Ted Kennedy or John Mccain who all worked with me on the issue of importation of prescription drugs."
Blagojevich, asking that Doyle be a witness during his impeachment trial.
"This is not a time for big new programs. What isn't needed will be cut. And unfortunately, some of what is needed will be cut, too."
Governor Jim Doyle in his State of the State address.
"He has not taken responsibility for it and he didn’t tonight again."
Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), saying Doyle shares some of the blame for the state’s current fiscal mess.
"You have to take into account the fact that there are certain people in this society getting crushed by this economy. If you didn’t have two million additional people out of work, you wouldn’t have to be looking for ways to help them."
Wisconsin Congressman David Obey (D-Wausau), one of the chief architects of the economic stimulus package passed Wednesday by the House.
"This is 1936 economics. But it reflects David’s ideology and his economic doctrine. They took everything in their file cabinet that has been piling up for 100 years, threw it in this bill and called it economic stimulus."
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), on the stimulus bill.
"We can't expect government to fix every problem."
Nancy Mistele, in her first debate with Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.
"I disagree with that. When times are tough … it's government they look at to build infrastructure, help build jobs and have that cushion for the most vulnerable."
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Child care scams uncovered by the Journal Sentinel
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
If not for conservative bloggers and talk radio, would anyone know what's really in that God-awful stimulus package?
And this could be the most under-hyped Super Bowl ever.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
How great that stimulus package is. (It's not)
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
The bride gets beat up.....by her sister.
Boys will be girls.
Is Olivia Newton -John's ex-boyfriend alive?
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.