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.

UPDATE: I trust this could never happen in Wisconsin

State budget


On September 15, 2009, I blogged,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.”

Stateline has an update, quoting
Scott Pattison, executive director of National Association of State Budget Officers:

“This is an exceptionally unusual thing for states to do. But we have gotten in such a significantly difficult financial period that I’m not surprised states are doing this."

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