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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.

Wisconsin getting the short end of stimulus money

Taxes


A Wall Street Journal analysis finds great inequities in the distribution of federal stimulus money. Some states with high unemployment rates have received less stimulus dollars per capita. The newspaper reports:

Nevada, where unemployment stood at about 10% when the plan was passed, is getting $541 for each resident from the stimulus money allocated so far, a Wall Street Journal analysis found. Wyoming, where the 3.9% jobless rate was the lowest in the country in February, is getting $1,074 per person.”

Wisconsin has received $561 per resident. Only five states have received less:
Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, Florida, and Georgia.

Here is the Wall Street Journal story and a chart comparing the states’ stimulus spending by resident with unemployment rates during February and May 2009.

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