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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.

Recommended Reading (06/26/11)

Recommended reading

Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).

State budget lowers taxes

"The new biennial budget approved by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Scott Walker last week doesn't raise taxes, doesn't raid segregated funds, and doesn't rely on one-time stimulus dollars but will still wipe away virtually all of the state's structural deficit."

Ten ways the state budget could be better

"The 2011-2013 Budget for the State of Wisconsin is the most fiscally responsible two-year Badger spending plan in at least a generation.

That being said, it could be better."

The 'Jim Crow' lie

"How could asking for ID be discriminatory only when it comes to voting?"

Who should not carry a gun

"I’m a passionate gun rights advocate. However, there are some types of people who should not carry a gun, and perhaps even not own one! Permit me to explain."

PGA pro not pleased with Golf Channel going liberal

“The PGA pro let loose on the state of the game in general but directing most of his criticism toward The Golf Channel and NBC.

‘If you promise to keep my name out of this, you can print anything and everything I say,’ the pro said. ‘Tim Finchem, the commissioner of our tour, is as politically correct as they come and used to work for Jimmy Carter. He's a huge part of the problem, but I don't need him trying to track me down to make my life miserable. I still have a family to feed.’

I promised.”

Entitled Americans vs Cuban cigar maker

"Aside from Padrón’s generosity in giving cigars to our nation’s finest during our hunt and apart from being impressed time and time again with the quality of their smokes, I was also duly impressed by the story of how Padrón cigars came to be—especially in light of the fact of how many whiners in our nation have become giant, wet-diapered entitlement clowns. Not so with José Orlando Padrón. Check it out in José’s own words."

Even bedtime stories get profane

"The mass-marketing of profanity just won't stop. Now it's topping the best-selling book list — in children's picture books. You might have heard by now that there's a "subversive" little bedtime book for adults. It should not be read to children. It's called..."

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