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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.

A solid column by a former Democrat

For many years he was a registered Democrat in the WI Legislature.  Now he’s an independent. State Representative Bob Ziegelbauer writes a great column in the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Here's an excerpt:

ublic sector employees were largely protected from economic reality by tax increases and the political power of their unions, which kept costs going up as if things were normal. While unemployment got worse and inflation was virtually non-existent, the gap between their compensation and the rest grew farther apart. We needed to adjust and realign that. We simply could not afford not to fix it.

This was a message that no one wanted to hear. For too long, public sector employees had been told by their union leaders that they deserved more, and they had the power to get it with collective bargaining rules they largely controlled. Continuously raising taxes and borrowing more money only made things worse. Only when we ran out of time and money were we finally able to fix it."

Here’s the entire piece.

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