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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.

How much did the president cut from the federal budget?


President Obama: Budget Cutter?!

No Change Here, Still the Largest Budget in History

In these tough economic times, many American families are cutting back on their household budgets just to make ends meet.

Some are cutting back on groceries ... others are having trouble making car payments.

And some are even losing their homes.

So today, when President Obama proudly announced that he had slashed dollars from the massive tax-and-spend budget passed by Congress last week -- how much do you think he cut?

Take our quick quiz below ... and then learn how much the president really cut from the largest budget in American history:

President Obama Says He Cut the Budget ... How Much Do You Think He Cut?

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This Saturday.

Doyle targets state employees


When the private sector is suffering, the public sector needs to sacrifice as well.

Now Governor Doyle, nix the huge tax and spending increases.

 

InterCHANGE is back


Here are the topics the panel discusses Friday night during InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10 at 6:30 with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00:


1 – STATE AND LOCAL BUDGETS.

Governor Doyle brings all the mayors to Madison to let them know that they won’t be getting all the shared revenues they might be expecting.  Mayor Barrett threatens the possibility of furloughs for City of Milwaukee employees.  MATC worries about its biggest budget shortfall in decades.  Are all these budget problems real, or is political posturing a big part of the hysteria as entities try to grab the biggest piece of the pie?  As the financial crisis continues,  people lose jobs, homes are foreclosed upon, home properties fall in assessed value, and property, sales, and income taxes fall, is it foolish to think that things will continue along as they always have, or are drastic cuts on the horizon?  What will those cuts be?  Who will get hit the hardest?



2 – SMOKING BAN.

After years of discussion and debate, it looks like Wisconsin will finally become a “smoke-free workplace” state.  If all remains as presently proposed, bars, restaurants, etc. will all be smoke-free one year from this July.  Is it about time?  Was this a tricky rush job pushed through by democrat lawmakers?  Was there enough of an opportunity for public comment?  Is it fair for the state to tell private business owners how they have to run their businesses? Should we be at all concerned with the rights of smokers?  Was this really an issue about maintaining a healthy workplace for employees by protecting them from secondhand smoke?  Or, was it the only approach left in the attempt to control a deadly but legal product?


3 – FAVRE.

Will he play for the Vikings or not?  Is Favre a nut-job, or is he still one of the best quarterbacks in the N-F-L, A GUY who just wants to play ball?  Will the Green Bay fans forgive him if he ends up playing for the Vikings?  Will we still be talking about this next year?

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