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.

Global warming legislation: You will pay more


Former WTMJ meteorologist, state Representative Jim Ott (R-Mequon) has been keeping very close tabs on Governor Doyle’s Global Warming Task Force.  Representative Ott has published a brief list of provisions in proposed legislation by Democrats based on the Task Force’s recommendations.

Here are some that Representative Ott lists:

“Enhanced Renewable Portfolio Standard

Wisconsin will be required to produce 25% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. This will cause your utility bills to skyrocket because electricity produced from renewable sources is considerably more expensive to produce. Electricity touches every facet of our lives, from food production, to transportation to entertainment. You will pay more!

California vehicle emission standards
New vehicles will be more expensive because they will be required to meet California standards. Heavy weight trucks and SUV’s will be hard to find. And any time California changes its standards, Wisconsin will have to follow.

Model Parking Ordinances
Preferred vehicles will get better parking spots.

Subsidize the production of crops used for fuel or energy
Ethanol, Ethanol, Ethanol. Whether you like it or not, your tax dollars will pay for even more ethanol and other bio-fuels. You’ll pay again when you pay at the pump.”


You can read Representative Ott’s release here.

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