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.
In my Week-ends blog earlier today, I quoted my friend Christian Schneider.
He used to work in the Capitol and now works for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. Christian is also a very clever blogger.
He wrote two great blogs this week about the crazy letters from constituents he saw when he worked as a legislative aide.
These blogs are in the "must-read" category. As Christian points out, remember, these people are asking for help that requires your tax dollars.
Great work, Christian!
Elderly woman loses cash, and lots of it.
It happens in a freak accident.
Complete strangers hear about her bad luck.
Yes, there is a happy ending, two of them to be exact.
Might be cute for the kids, but why do I fear a classic is about to be ruined…
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.
Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
My friend and colleague, state Representative Mark Gundrum (R-New Berlin)
State Representative Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids)
WTMJ's John Malan writes in his weather column today:
"If Dec. 1 makes you think snowstorm for some reason, it could be based on your recollection of last year's blizzard in southeast Wisconsin. The snowstorm started around 3 a.m., and the worst snow fell before 3 p.m. Blizzard conditions occurred between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties., with northerly winds of 35-40 mph and visibilities reduced from zero to one-quarter of a mile.
Kenosha picked up 17 inches of new snow, Milwaukee had 10 inches, Waukesha received 12 inches and West Bend a little less, with 8 inches of drifting snow."
To be honest, I really don't remember any of what John Malan is writing about. I was in Florida that day.