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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 $54 million Wine Train

Last June, state Senator Mary Lazich blogged about U.S. Senator Tom Coburn’s list of the 100 most questionable stimulus projects.

Coburn is a contemporary William Proxmire except that he’s Republican.

Coburn and Senator John McCain have updated the list. Check out #11.

ABC News describes the project, reporting that $54 million “will be spent to build a new rail bridge, elevate and relocate a total of 3,300 feet of track and put flood walls around the main station for the Napa Valley Wine Train, an antique train that runs on 25 miles of track and features a restaurant and restored vintage train cars.”

Proponents are all too willing to defend the project. But it raises lots and lots of eyebrows.


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