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.
Back in May, the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecast a cooler than average summer across the Midwest including the Milwaukee area.
Their prediction was pretty much on the mark.
A jacket-wearing Linda Reince-Vitale served pancakes on July 28, 2014, at Red Arrow Park during Downtown Employee Appreciation Week in Milwaukee. Temperatures were still below the city’s average for the summer. Photo: jsonline, Alyssa Pointer
Earlier this year, the Minnesota legislature debated whether to raise the state’s minimum wage.
The biggest concerns were raised by small businesses, especially in border communities, according to Ben Gerber, a lobbyist with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Gerber noted that all of Minnesota’s surrounding states conform with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and some small towns near the border were very worried their businesses would move elsewhere if a higher wage was imposed.
Arguments with those fears fell mostly on deaf ears.