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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.

Briefly about the Fountains of Franklin

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
reports, “A foreclosure suit targeting a vacant development site in Franklin is proceeding. Fountains of Franklin LLC, led by developer David Hintzman, is delinquent on a $1.6 million loan from M&I Marshall & Isley Bank, according to Milwaukee County Circuit Court records. The loan is secured with a 9.5-acre parcel at 5610 W. Rawson Ave., said Russell Long, the bank's attorney.”

I’ve written extensively about the colossal failure that is and was the Fountains of Franklin so I’ll just say that this latest development is rather unfortunate.

I also couldn’t help but notice that Franklin’s most naïve blogger, Greg Kowalski wrote the following on a recent post about this latest news:

It is very disappointing that the ball was dropped yet again, and taxpayers (via the lost potential of increased tax revenue at the Fountains) end up paying the price.”

Kowalski’s crocodile tears for the taxpayers are noteworthy for the following:

1) The non-taxpaying Kowalski has never met a tax increase or government expenditure he didn’t like.

2) He must be running for something. The tax and spend liberals always try to move to the right come election time.

3) He writes about the “lost potential of increased tax revenue at the Fountains,” as if he truly cares. When I suggested some time ago that City Hall determine the amount of “lost tax revenue” from the dormant Fountains at 56th and Rawson, Kowalski was ever so quick to blast me for even offering such an idea. He tried to drum up the tar and feather crowd and have me tossed out of town because I wanted to know what the “lost tax revenue” specifically amounted to, the same “lost tax revenue” he now moans about on his blog.

He’s a piece of work.

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