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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Ballot Measures Run the Gamut

There was a host of referendum and initiative questions on ballots all across the country on Election Day last month.

State Legislatures Magazine has a rundown of the results.

Do Not Become a Victim of ID Theft This Christmas Season

The United States Postal Service reports identity theft is America's fastest-growing crime. More than 9.9 million Americans were victims last year, costing them about $5 billion.

Here are some tips from the Office of Privacy Protection at the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft, especially during the Christmas shopping season. 

Tis The Season To Be Shopping: Be Careful

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection offers helpful reminders and gift-buying tips about such areas as ordering, gift cards, return policies, and what to do if you have a problem.

Read the tips here.

Message to the feds: Don't help

Conservative columnist Thomas Sowell provides us an important history lesson.

Some would argue the Great Depression was caused by a failure of the free market system. They claim that only when the federal government imposed its solutions did America crawl out of its fiscal abyss.

Not so, says Sowell. A series of government interventions after the stock market crash of 1929 led to a huge increase in unemployment. It’s a lesson we should heed.

Sowell’s column is a must-read.

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