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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.

Another economic development setback for Franklin

The Milwaukee Business Journal
is reporting that Northwestern Mutual Life will build a $300 million office tower in downtown Milwaukee and not Franklin.

Given NML’s long history, stature, and presence downtown, that’s not a shocker, though I’d love to know more about why Franklin lost out.

Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor still thinks there’s hope that it’s not soup yet. I’m afraid Don Meredith is singing, “Turn out the lights…”

If I’m not mistaken, I believe some in Franklin awhile ago actually thought we had a shot at relocating Kohl’s HQ here.

A serious reexamination of what’s wrong about our economic development approach is desperately needed in our city.

It’s either that or we should have had those glossy brochures printed a long time ago.

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