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
William S. Sims, Arleigh A. Burke, John McCloy and Doris "Dorie" Miller
Rebecca St. James
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Robbers in Texas........UPDATE
Whoever was responsible for this.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"We Democrats authorized all kinds of new taxes in the recently adopted state budget (cigarette taxes, capital gains taxes, solid waste fees, cell phone tax, boat registration fee, etc. etc.) and took a lot of heat for that.”
State Senator Jim Holperin (D-Conover) in an e-mail to a constituent last fall. The e-mail was reported this week by the
“If the economy hasn’t turned around in the next two years, God help us all”
Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle
“It’s time for state government to pull its head out of the sand and face the harsh, cold reality of our budget crisis.”
State Senator Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) responding to a memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau that the state’s structural deficit has increased to $2.3 billion.
“I'll give you as Shermanesque a quote as I can. I am not going to run for president. I'm just not going to do it. My head's not that big, and my kids are too small.”
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan on "UpFront with Mike Gousha."
“I know the rules, and I know how restrictive they are. I would never do anything to affect the work I do here in the state Assembly.”
Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D-Janesville) claiming he's done nothing illegal and has the support of his caucus after admitting he’s dating a lobbyist for the payday lending industry.
“Even an eternal candidate like him must understand that voters in
“If Scott Walker had parted the
Reince Priebus, chairman of the state GOP, noting that Walker's cash total, donors and poll numbers are each ahead of Tom Barrett at this point.
“Automatic tolling should come some day ... not soon enough.”
Former state Transportation Secretary Tom Carlsen.
“Gov't is the servant of the people. Start serving us Bama, take a bow to US the American People for a ‘change’"
A commenter on the Big Government website.
"I’m all for full disclosure, but not the full monty.”
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) responding to Cosmopolitan magazine editor Kate White's invitation to pose nude for the ladies mag.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Seeing double with stimulus numbers.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
State Senator Jim Holperin: 'We Democrats' authorized all kinds of new taxes…….
Senator said budget had “enough little tax and fee hikes to sink a good sized battleship”
The John Edwards story
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
That groundhog out in PA.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Unruly passenger blames those darn cookies.
Another Caught in the Act video.
New Zealand teen auctions herself to pay for tuition.
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.