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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.

How do I know if my pier is ok under new state law?

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If you live in flooded areas, consider direct deposit for checks

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The U.S. Treasury is advising Social Security recipients who live in flood-affected areas to make arrangements for their checks to be deposited directly into their accounts.

Here are the details.

State sets up flood resource site

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has set up a flood resources page on their website full of helpful information for flood victims.

You can see the page here.

Flood health and safety tips

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Wisconsin Emergency Management of the Department of Military Affairs has issued a news release containing flood health and safety tips.

It says, “Whether you are repairing your home, helping someone with theirs or helping as part of your job, you will need to protect yourself against the hazards you may encounter.”

Read the news release here.

Now it’s the banana

Ethanol


You can add bananas to the list of foods that are seeing a sharp increase in price thanks to the rising cost of fuel.

Like the corn tortilla in Mexico, the banana is an important part of the daily diet in Britain.

There seems to be a consensus that ethanol has been a major factor in the rising cost of food that has led to food crisis conditions in many parts of the world.

It is encouraging to see the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel write that ethanol mandates should be reconsidered.

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