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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.

Overall, the snow clean-up operations have been terrible

I don't ask for much for my obscene property taxes. Goodness knows I don't get all that much. But when the weather becomes dangerous could we at least get a timely response?

I've blogged in the past that the guys in the trucks during snowstorms have a tough job, but normally draw praise. Not this time. And that includes those with the decision about when to deploy those trucks.

With all the advance warning of risky traveling conditions, what were the plows and salters waiting for throughout Milwaukee, especially when the initial portion of the storm hit hard and fast?

Hundreds of accidents with fatalities and injuries as roads completely deteriorated.

From mid-morning today through late this afternoon, I spent time on roads in the city of Milwaukee, Franklin, Greendale, and Greenfield.  The work done on them was minimal as one accident after another piled up.

The last thing I want to hear from Franklin or any other local municipality come April is bragging about the amount of excess salt they’ve got or a decrease in overtime for snow removal.

UPDATE: Plow came down my street at 10:38 Sunday night. Whoopee. Guaranteed the next time through will be five minutes after my driveway is cleared.

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