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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.

The Franklin school property tax double whammy


Fellow Franklin property taxpayers, let’s put into perspective what the Franklin School District tax and spenders want to do to you hoping you:

A) Won’t notice

B) Will bend over and take it

Franklin School District officials are now working on next year’s tax increase, otherwise known as, “the budget.”

Follow along with me. The timeline is such:

October 24, 2012:  We’ll see what the Franklin School Board is truly made of when it adopts the final school property tax levy.  It will be certified on November 2, 2012.

As of now, the proposed budget would impose a 3.5% property tax levy increase, far beyond the rate of inflation.

Less than two weeks later, on November 6, 2012, Franklin tax and spenders are hoping Franklin voters will approve a referendum to inflict a self-imposed tax increase to address what could be a $50-million dollar or more question(s) to re-hab school facilities or build new ones.

Left-hand jab followed by right-hand knockout.

Those with taxing authority in Franklin don’t care that 65% of Franklin voters went for Scott Walker in the recent recall election, opting for fiscal responsibility and limited public expenditures.  The Franklin public school intelligentsia doesn’t get it or care. That’s why they need to be voted down again and then, shown the door. I’d love to see an entirely new school administration in Franklin that is more in touch with the electorate that pays the bills, their salaries, and benefits.

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