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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.

It's NOT a news bulletin: Franklin School Board shows utter disregard for taxpayers, AGAIN!

blogger Fred Keller
is reporting the Franklin School Board voted Wednesday night to approve a 2.9 percent school property tax levy increase (I’m sure the ace reporting staff at FranklinNOW will get around to one of the most important Franklin stories of the year any day now).

School Board members Debbie Larson, Jeff Traylor, Judith Bialk and Melissa Klein voted for the 2.9 percent increase even though:

1) We’re in a recession.

2) The rate of inflation has been around 1 percent.

3) The Franklin School District got an increase in state aid of over $800-thousand.

4) The farce of an annual electors meeting had a 10-10 tie vote for a tax increase.

5) There are plenty of FOR SALE signs all over town.

The message was clear: Screw you, taxpayers.

Linda Witkowski and Janet Evans voted no.

David Works was absent. I don’t know why, but barring an emergency, there is no reason to miss the most important and most important vote of the year.

Superintendent Steve Patz wants out of Franklin. If he leaves, can he please take his tax-to-the- hilt associate Jim Milzer with him?

There needs to be some major clean sweeping among our school district officials.

The Milwaukee School Board has voted to CUT their levy by 0.8 percent. The Franklin School Board worse than MPS? Sad but true.

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