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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.

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You know who I honestly feel sorry for?


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Milwaukee Brewer season ticket holders who are now forced to witness Brand X baseball, possibly next year as well.

Could be a crowded field in Franklin aldermanic recall election


I fully expect Milwaukee County Supervisor and former Franklin alderman Steve Taylor. He’s probably camped out outside the doors of City Hall right now to get his hands on some nomination papers.

Possibly former (recalled and disgraced) Franklin alderman Basil Ryan.

Maybe former Franklin mayor Fred Klimetz. My sources say he might have been involved to some degree in the recall against current alderman Janet Evans or least supportive of the effort, but I can’t confirm.

And one more as well.

For me there’s only one clear deserving choice and that’s Janet Evans who should never have been a recall target in the first place.

More to come.

Franklin Common Council to vote on recall election date in Ald. District #4


At this Tuesday’s meeting of the Franklin Common Council, members will vote to set a recall election date of September 8, 2015 in Aldermanic District #4.  Janet Evans currently holds the seat. Enough recall signatures were submitted to force the recall that by state statutes must be held on September 8, 2015.

The winner of the recall serves the rest of the term through the third Tuesday of April in 2017.  Nomination papers are due quickly, August 11, 2015.

The cost for the recall election according to the city of Franklin’s website could be up to $3,000. The City Clerk’s Office will not be requesting additional funding to cover the cost.  Since this recall will change the upcoming work schedule of the City Clerk’s Office, it is anticipated that funding will be available from accounts where planned expenditures may no longer occur prior to the end of 2015.

So the recall has an effect on city funding, the workload of the City Clerk’s Office, and city services.

More to come.

Photos of the Week (08/02/15)

Photos of the Week


1) An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabs participants in the Jerusalem gay pride parade. Photo: Reuters


2) A caregiver of an elderly patient holds a plastic chair over their heads as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for an earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


3) Firefighters inspect a house damaged by a fire after a small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo last Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage. The single-engine propeller plane plowed into and set ablaze a row of houses just minutes after taking off from an airport used by small aircraft in Tokyo's western suburb of Chofu. Photo: Jiji Press via AFP - Getty Images


4) Cal Fire firefighter Johnny Miller monitors flames from the Rocky Fire as it approaches a home in Lower Lake, California. Over 900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 15,000 acres since it started on July 29. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images


5) Volunteers water a tree damaged from the drought at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Martinez Arena. Photo: AP


6) An activist of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) stages a protest with a sign reading 'Hermes: a style that kills?' in front of the French brand Hermes at Milan's fashion shopping district, in Milan, Italy, July 30, 2015. British singer Jane Birkin asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, due to alleged 'cruel' slaughtering practices on animals. (EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO)


7) Angelina Jolie pays respect to Buddhist novice monks upon arrival at a monastery to meet with religious leaders from Myanmar Interfaith Group Friday, July 31, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Hollywood actress arrived in Myanmar, for her first visit to the country Thursday to learn more about the situation in the country and encourage efforts to build a peaceful and inclusive future for all its people. During the four-day visit she will carry out engagements in her capacity as co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and as UNHCR special envoy will carry out field visits to displaced people in Myanmarâs conflict-affected states. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)


8) University of Florida wildlife biologists recently removed one of the largest Burmese Pythons ever captured in Florida. Pythons present a low risk to visitors to the Florida Everglades, according to officials, but you'd probably still want to steer clear of this mammoth Burmese python recently captured by University of Florida researchers. Caught along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park, the snake was a female measuring 18 feet, 3 inches, and weighing 133 pounds. Photo: Chris Gillette


9) A Chinese tourist screams in fear as a tiger's swishing tail brushes against her back at Tiger Kingdom on July 29, 2015 in Mae Rim, Thailand. Face painting and celebrations marked International Tiger Day at Tiger Kingdom where tourists can pay to pet tigers and pose for photos. (Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)


10) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall react as Zephyr (a bald eagle), the mascot of the Army Air Corps flaps his wings at Sandringham Flower Show on July 29, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images


11) Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec on Sunday. Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks which could make or break an ambitious trade deal that aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Canada's refusal so far to accept more dairy imports is a major sticking point in the talks, infuriating the United States as well as New Zealand, which has said it will not sign a deal that fails to open new dairy markets. Photo: Christinne Muschi / Reuters


12) Zoo staff and members of a veterinary team prepare an eight-year-old lion named Samuni for a surgical procedure to remove a tumor from his abdomen at the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo: Baz Ratner / Reuters


13) Four white lion cubs, born two weeks ago, sit in a basket at the Taigan Safari Park, in Belogorsk, Ukraine. The cubs were shown to the media for the first time Wednesday. Photo: Alexander Polegenko / AP


14) A dolphin shoots hoops at the Nuremberg Zoo. Photo: EPA


15) The first Humboldt penguin ever born in the Philippines, Kaya, poses with her fish cake in a Manila zoo .Photo:AP


16) Panda triplets celebrate their first birthday in a Guangzhou, China, zoo. Photo: Splash News


17) A police officer advises a festival goer  of the new route that has been set for the parade following a bomb scare during Brighton Pride 2015 on August 1, 2015 in Brighton, England. (Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)


18) Athlete Destiny Sanchez carries the torch during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, CA, on July 25. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)


19) A diver jumps from a 22-meter-high bridge during the traditional high-diving competition near the town of Gjakova on July 26, 2015. Photo: Armend Nimani / AFP - Getty Images


20) Participants spray water guns at each other during the 3rd Water Gun Festival in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday. Thousands of people enjoyed the annual festival which is held from July 25 to July 26 to avoid the summer heat. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP


21) 164 skydivers fly heads-down over Ottawa, Illinois on July 31, setting a new record over the previous one of 138 people skydiving together. Photo: Mickey Nuttall / Handout / EPA


22) Hot-air balloons fly during the international Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons festival, in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 26, 2015. More than 300,000 visitors are expected to attend from July 24 to August 2. Photo: Mathieu Cugnot / EPA


23) Flowers form Vincent van Gogh’s face in Amsterdam on the 125th anniversary of his death. Photo: EPA


24) A general view shows a "smiling" sunflower in a field in Tokyo on July 30, 2015. Some 20,000 sunflowers were enjoyed by visitors to the area. Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images


25) Artist Dirk Hantschmann works on a Pinocchio sculpture at the International Wood Sculpture Competition in Tornau, Germany. Photo: EPA


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