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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.

I trust this could never happen in Wisconsin


Take a look at this beautiful building:





That’s the Arizona State Capitol.

Now imagine a picture of this wonderful piece of architecture dating back to 1901 with a “FOR SALE” sign in front.

Unthinkable, you say?

Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill allowing the sale of state buildings to address the state’s huge budget shortfall.  The state is now contemplating which buildings to sell with the hope of leasing the buildings back later, a prospect that would only cost taxpayers more in the long run.

Have state budget conditions become so perilous that policymakers have to resort to putting prized structures on the market? Apparently so in Arizona. 


May we never see such a day in Madison.



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