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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.

Will blood flow through the streets of De Pere?

On August 4, the De Pere City Council approved an ordinance allowing citizens to openly carry guns in most parts of the city.

The move was applauded by the NRA.

Let’s keep an eye on what happens in De Pere. Will gun nuts be shooting innocent people in cold blood for no reason? Will people cower in fear in their own homes? Will blood fill the streets? Will De Pere turn into the Wild Wild West?

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The NFC North just got a whole lot more interesting or....Cue the Favre haters


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Brett's mom says...

Her son
will be a Viking.

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A message for the Franklin School Board, even though their tax and spend minds are made up

Did you get a raise this year?

If so, was it substantial or minimal? reports the following grim workforce news:

“Pay increases for salaried exempt workers averaged just 1.8% in 2009, while salaried nonexempt workers received average raises of 1.9%, according to Hewitt's survey in July of 1,156 large companies.”

“Forty-eight percent of companies froze salaries in 2009.”

So if you got a salary bump, the odds are it wasn’t much.

Not surprising, given we are still in the grips of a recession.

All of this seems to be lost on our Franklin School Board. Members are poised to approve a school property tax levy increase of 4% or more very soon.

They have already rehearsed the same old song from that worn and torn hymnal. It goes like this:

“Gee, golly whiz, we really don’t want to raise school taxes so much (AGAIN) but we simply have no choice because the big bad old state of Wisconsin didn’t fill our outstretched money-grubbing palms as much as we would have liked.”

Did you get a 4% salary hike this year? I didn’t think so. Doesn’t matter to the Franklin School Board.

The board plans to not only increase spending during this recession (by over $1 million) but also increase school taxes. That sounds an awful lot like Jim Doyle budgeting to me.

They simply don’t care.

You can try to contact the board members to attempt to talk some sense into them, but quite honestly, I don’t think it will do any good with this bunch.

"I'm going to have to give up my wife" under ObamaCare

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