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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.

The sexist left

The warm, compassionate left strikes over and over again.

Jim Geraghty of National Review Online has a tally of some of the more sexist statements made about Sarah Palin.


Tom Moe was there with John McCain

Sarah Palin introduced Tom Moe during her electrifying speech at the GOP Convention tonight. Moe was held captive in Vietnam with John McCain. From the blog Covertress:

Moe was asked to explain his support of John McCain's candidacy. He answered by harkening back to his years of captivity. He described looking through a hole in the door of his cell and watching McCain being returned to a cell across from his. He said, "I think of that now, watching him come back from beatings and torture. He knew I'd be looking at him. He'd look over at the door and give a big thumbs up, no matter how beaten he was. The message was, they're not going to get us down. I look back at that, and I know personally of his strength.... Here' a guy with the qualities that can get the job done."

Read more, including a piece Moe wrote about his captivity for Notre Dame Magazine.


Sarah Palin was outstanding...

But so was Rudy Giuliani at the GOP Convention Wednesday night:

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What Sarah Palin will say

has a preview.

So does My Way News.

Sounds like the Alaska Governor is going to give a rousing speech at the GOP Convention.

Here's hoping she blasts the media, more biased than ever since she was announced as McCain's running mate.

We $pend a lot on our $chool$

State Representative Frank Lasee of Green Bay is right when he says if schools in Wisconsin are in trouble, it’s not because of the money. We’re not cheap when it comes to education, especially in Franklin.

Lasee has spread sheets of school expenses for every school district in the state. Take a look at the Franklin numbers from 2000-2006.

Here’s Lasee’s School Spending page that includes links to all school districts.

And did you catch this on FranklinNOW?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2008, 11:17 a.m.
John Neville

Teachers, district settle contract

The Franklin Education Association ratified a teacher contract agreement yesterday.

The package includes a retroactive 4 percent increase in wages and benefits for the 2007-08 school year. For 2008-09, the agreement includes a 4.31 percent hike in wages and benefits.

Teachers also voted to approve a switch to a less-expensive health insurance program.



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