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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.

Help send movies to our soldiers

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I am very proud that OPERATION: Take a Soldier to the Movies has its national office in Senate District 28 in New Berlin. The charity builds troop morale by sending packages that provide a true Saturday night at the movies experience for our fine military men and women. This national grassroots program needs your help and has issued the following news release:



New Berlin, WI (October 30, 2008) – OPERATION: Take a Soldier to the Movies, a not-for profit charity, whose national office is located in New Berlin, WI provides a “Saturday Night at the Movies” experience to our troops serving in the war zones. 

Right now we have more than 100 units with over 2,000 soldiers on our waiting list who have requested a movie package and we are short of candy to complete the movie packages and funds for postage to ship these requests. 

If you have any left over trick-or-treat candy, or if your children or grandchildren collected more than they can really eat, we would appreciate if you would consider donating the excess to OPERATION: Take a Soldier to the Movies. 

Each “Saturday Night at the Movies” package includes a new or used DVD, candy, pre-sweetened powdered drink mix packets, microwave popcorn and a letter from home. 

We accept donations of all of the items that make up the movie package.  At present we are in desperate need of Candy and Funds to complete and ship the packages. 

OPERATION: Take a Soldier to the Movies is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization and a member of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program.  100% of the funds donated are used directly for this project. 

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays fast approaching, we are trying to fill and ship movie packages to all those who have requested them. 

Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at: 

OPERATION: Take a Soldier to the Movies
14775 W National Avenue
New Berlin, WI  53151
(262) 754-4300


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College Goal Sunday helps students get financial aid

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The 4th annual College Goal Sunday takes place all over Wisconsin on February 21st and 22nd, 2009.  College Goal Sunday offers help to high school seniors and their families seeking financial aid for college.

Over 1,400 students and parents attended the 2008 event. The 2009 College Goal Sunday will be held at 20 different sites with financial aid experts on hand to assist with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms that determine the amount of aid a student is eligible to receive. Students that complete the FAFSA may receive state or federal grants, scholarships, campus jobs in the work study program, low interest loans or other forms of financial assistance.

I encourage constituents to attend these events to receive valuable information that can make the complex procedure of financial aid application much easier.

More information is available at the College Goal Sunday website. Here are the locations for College Goal Sunday. You may call a toll-free number, 1-866-578-GOAL (4625) for more information.

See how you pay corporate income taxes

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This would have been a good list for Wisconsin

News you can use, Taxes has listed its top ten cities that are the most affordable to retire.

No Wisconsin city made the list. 

I am not surprised.

Ballot measures run the gamut across America

In South Dakota, voters will decide on an abortion ban and term limits. Merit pay for teachers is on the ballot in Oregon. Maryland will decide whether to approve slot machines. There are marijuana questions before voters, where else, in California.

A host of referendum and initiative questions are on ballots all across the country this Election Day. Here is the rundown.

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