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 has many wonderful characteristics. A high degree of political activism is not one of them. In fact, Franklin is quite apathetic when it comes to the behavior of their elected officials.
I can remember on less than one hand the occasions that really got Franklinites riled up:
1) The prospect of a sex predator house being constructed
2) A local smoking ban
3) An aldermanic recall
Otherwise…huge property tax increases? Spending sprees? Wasted spending?
Bring it on, let us have it!
That’s why what happened Tuesday at a Common Council meeting as reported by FranklinNOW is nothing short of shocking. Imagine the faces of our aldermen when they looked out in the audience and saw an actual crowd, a crowd of local residents who were there to protest.
You mean you don’t like a tax hike? No they don’t. And good for them. Sounds like they’re being screwed and are justified in their anger and outrage.
This kind of demonstration needs to happen more often at Common Council and especially School Board meetings.