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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.

Franklin school board member flunks civics and the law

I don’t think I’m overreacting when I say comments made by a Franklin School Board member about the referenda results were ridiculous and highly disappointing.  They were made in yet another profoundly one-sided journalistic embarrassment from FranklinNOW’s Rick Romano, lapdog for the Franklin school administration.

Romano sought out the usual suspects to gush about the election results. One was Debbie Larson, a top cheerleader for tax and spending increases who’s been on the school board for far too long. Romano writes:

“Debbie Larson, a School Board member since 2003, said the results left her emotional.

‘I am so excited and grateful to the community,’ she said. ‘This was successful because we listened to our community and we followed what they indicate were needs.’

"She also pointed to help from an anonymous sign maker who posted black and gold signs along major roads stating ‘Franklin Public Schools - Vote Yes Times Three’

‘No one knows where they came from, but I think they helped,’ Larson said.”

No one knows where the signs came from. That’s due in large part because the signs didn’t have any disclaimer written on them as to who paid for them. That’s ILLEGAL.

They also were placed on public property. That’s ILLEGAL.

Larson, an elected official who should be familiar with election laws is trumpeting these ILLEGAL signs as aiding the victory?  And she’s in charge of overseeing the administration of our schools? Thank goodness this lightweight isn’t in our classrooms actually teaching.

Ms. Larson, control your emotion for one moment to answer a fundamental question: What part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand?

Larson is up for re-election in April 2013. She needs to go.


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