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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's New Illegal Drug Laws Praised as Model

The Harvard Political Review provides an article about Wisconsin’s new illegal drug laws, serving as a model to be studied and copied by other states.  The laws approved during the 2013-14 legislative session attack illegal drug use, prevention, and rehabilitation.  Click here to read the Harvard Political Review article.

UW Tuition Freeze Should Continue

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced this week the tuition freeze approved by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) as part of the 2013-2015 state budget will likely continue two additional years.  When the UW System was discovered to have amassed more than $650 million cash reserves while increasing tuition, I joined my colleagues on the JFC moving too quickly freeze tuition.  I applaud President Cross’ decision to continue the tuition freeze.

June 12, 2014, Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day

While temperatures are only expected to be in the 70s and 80s for the next week, it is never too early to prepare for heat and humidity Wisconsin seems to get every summer.  The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Division of Emergency Government issued helpful hints to prepare for and deal with hot muggy sticky weather.  Click here to see the agency’s tips to keep safe in hot weather.

New Berlin Eisenhower High School Softball Team Qualifies for WIAA State Softball Tournament

New Berlin Eisenhower High School Girls Softball Team qualified for the 39th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) State Softball Championships scheduled June 12-14, 2014, at University of Wisconsin Madison Goodman Diamond.  New Berlin Eisenhower is scheduled to take on New London High School 6:00 PM June 12, 2014, at WIAA Division II Semifinals. Congratulations and Good Luck!

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Wisconsin Hospital Association Touts Successes Improving Quality of Car

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) presented to the legislature a report about quality of care improvement.  The WHA works with member hospitals to improve hospital administration, maximize services to patients, and promote best practices.  As examples of quality improvement, WHA explains patient readmission reductions, central line-associated blood stream infection reductions, and increased flu vaccinations.  The data may be viewed at Wisconsin Check Point
 

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