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 gravy train is over. Dramatic reforms are coming to the Milwaukee County Board.
The state Legislature is poised to send a bill to Governor Walker’s desk to limit the budget and power of the Milwaukee County Board, and cut supervisors' pay.
It’s likely the bill the Governor will sign will cut the County Board's budget by two-thirds; require supervisors to stand for election every two years instead of every four; and scale back the board's role in contracts, land sales and labor negotiations.
It also would give Milwaukee County voters the opportunity to decide in an April 2014 binding referendum whether to cut supervisors' pay from $50,679 to about $24,000. That provision would kick in after the 2016 elections, while the others would occur almost immediately.
Governor Walker supports the changes that include the big hammer in the form of the binding referendum.
In this Flashback from January of 2013, watch as my supervisor, Mark Borkowski offers a frank, honest response that is so far the sound bite of the year.