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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Franklin resident causes a little excitement during state Senate budget debate


Orville Seymer of Franklin, a member of Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) along with two other gentlemen staged a silent protest outside the state Senate Chamber as senators debated the state budget tonight.

Yes, that would be a protest of a whole three.

They held large red and white signs that said, “Recall Doyle” that also had the address of the Recall Doyle website. It was the smallest, quietest protest I’ve ever seen at the state Capitol.

Still, it got under the nerves and skin of the Senate’s most long-winded member, state Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar). Normally Jauch spends most of his time at his microphone pontificating and lecturing everyone with an “R” after their name. But when the press left their seats to go out into the hallway to check out the protest, Jauch called for the Capitol Police to investigate, not once, but twice I was told by Seymer.

The officer did nothing to the THREE quiet, harmless protesters. Even so, Jauch nervously kept pacing back and forth outside the Senate Chamber to periodically keep an eye on Orville and his First Amendment-toting desperadoes.

I’m sure Jauch didn’t like one of the protest signs that read:

“In Doyle we trusted, now we’re busted.”

The budget passed the Senate,
17-16.

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