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.
The most important element of the Journal Sentinel’s story today about the Miller Park tax taking longer to pay off (sales tax revenues are waaayyyyyyyyyy down due to the sluggish economy) is this morsel buried in paragraph 10 of a 12-paragraph article:
“Mike Duckett, the (Miller Park stadium) district's executive director, and members of the board said Tuesday that the district will not need to collect more taxpayer money. It will simply take longer to collect the revenue they need.”
This non-controversial news item re-opened some old wounds. You’ve heard the arguments before:
WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner, in an effort to be provocative (which I truly understand) raised the question on his talk show today of whether a user fee and parking fee should be imposed on Milwaukee Brewer patrons to make up for this slack.
Of course, it’s a horrible idea (Wagner opposes it, for the record) and it will never happen, thank goodness. By the way, it’s no surprise that a tax and spend liberal is making that suggestion.
Slap another tax on those who buy tickets? They’re already paying a fortune to go to games. Why must the answer to every dilemma in