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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.

New studies pan ethanol

Ethanol

A bill mandating the use of ethanol in gasoline is still pending before the state Senate. I have stated the jury is still out on the benefits of ethanol. There are too many unknowns. We are unsure ethanol will cost less, we are unsure ethanol will be more fuel-efficient, and we are unsure ethanol will be good for the environment.

New studies have just been released indicating bio-fuels like ethanol can damage the environment, and even lead to global warming.

Here are the details from ABC News.

Beware of IRS scam

News you can use

E-mails and phone calls claiming to be from the IRS are being circulated asking for verification of bank accounts and social security numbers so refunds and the new rebates can be directly deposited into your account.

These are the most recent attempts by scammers to steal your identity and are quite sophisticated. The solicitations appear authentic.

The IRS has put an alert on their website.

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