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.
Yes, how about that increase in your property tax bill?
Of course it's reasonable and affordable because you got a nice, fat salary increase this year to cover it.
No one got increases this year except government, and the government gets to set, vote on, and approve its own hikes. You don’t.
If you took the time to e-mail or call your alderman and/or attend a budget meeting to express opposition to a property tax increase during a recession, you should be and deserve to be upset.
If you did not take the time to e-mail or call your alderman and/or attend a budget meeting to express opposition to a property tax increase during a recession, you still should be and deserve to be upset because you expect your representatives to be fiscally responsible on your behalf, especially during a recession.
(By the way, you can still voice your sentiments to the mayor and aldermen, but quite frankly, it’s far too late).
Also, NOTE to NOW reporters and local elected officials, especially in Franklin who seem to be obsessed with the tax rate: It’s the tax levy that’s far more important, not the rate.
Once again I present my Official Franklin Taxpayer Scorecard for your perusal.
Finally, don’t be so angry,
PS: When you go to City Hall to pay those non-tax hell taxes, do not take your emotions out on city employees. This isn't their fault.