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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 still #1 in cheese if you please

At one time, California threatened to surpass America’s Dairyland as the largest cheese producer in the country.

During the past 10 years, California kept creeping up, decreasing the margin of cheese production between the West Coast and Wisconsin.

It appears California production has leveled off while Wisconsin enjoys continued growth. Grim predictions about Wisconsin losing its title as the cheese king are not as serious as they once were.

Read more in the Wisconsin State Journal.

State lawmakers across the country are blogging

Mary in the media

I’m mentioned in a column about legislators around the country who blog.

S is an independent element of the Pew Research Center based in Washington, DC. that provides news about state legislatures throughout the United States.

The state Senate killed the Coercive Abortion Bill

During the past legislative session, I co-authored the Coercive Abortion Bill that would have prevented women from being forced into having an abortion.

The bill passed by a healthy margin in the state Assembly. However, the state Senate refused to take up the bill or even schedule a public hearing.

Sue Armacost of Wisconsin Right to Life has more on the state Senate’s inaction on the Coercive Abortion Bill.

New fraud hotline operating

News you can use

Governor Doyle signed into a law a bill I co-sponsored that creates a toll−free telephone number to receive reports from Wisconsin citizens about fraud, waste, and mismanagement of tax funds. The toll-free hotline is operated by the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau and is now up and running.

Here is a Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel article, details from the Legislative Audit Bureau on how the fraud hotline works, and the history of Senate Bill 86 that contains links to Legislative Council memos and the enacted law.

Congratulations go out to New Berlin Eisenhower


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