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.
Can we finally put to rest this foolish question that is a colossal waste of time?
What part of NO don’t some people understand?
The November city of
In June 2009, I wrote that
The heavy lifting on how to word the referendum wasn’t settled until this year. Some aldermen questioned the necessity of such a ballot question, and then oddly voted to put the question to voters.
On November 2, 2010,
“Should the City of
On August 16, 2001, I wrote:
“Let’s review some of the arguments I have made in the past against this proposal beginning with:
Excuse me, but did I miss something?
Is there a hue and cry from the
Let me get this straight. As the private sector reduces its workforce by handing out pink slips, and cuts salaries and benefits, the
If the contention is that we can’t attract decent candidates when Tom Taylor decides not to be mayor anymore unless we sweeten the pot, then I suggest we don’t want those kinds of candidates to begin with if their motivation is purely salary-driven.
We elect our aldermen and mayor to make decisions and while some issues deserve being put to a referendum, this isn’t one of them.
Alderman Taylor wants the change because he wants to be mayor. The only argument he offers is that
How about this simple, honest, common sense question. Just what would a full-time
What would the working hours be? 8:00 start? 8:30?
When would the official working day end? 4:30? 5:00?
How much do we then pay the full-time mayor?
OK, so now we make the mayor full-time. What do we do with our full-time Director of Administration? Dump him? Demote him? Keep him full-time? If so, why?”
“I suspect the Common Council will, a la Pontius Pilate, wash their hands and say let the voters decide rather than shoot down this idea. Then in November, the referendum will go down.”
And how did the vote turn out?
Uhh, folks, that’s called a landslide.
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