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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 Department of Public Instruction Releases 2014-15 School District General Aid Estimates

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the 2014-15 estimated general aid for each Wisconsin School District.  DPI is required to release the estimated school district general aid amounts by July 1.   Click here to view list alphabetically or by percentage.

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Wisconsin's Fireworks Laws

With the celebration of our country’s birthday comes fireworks displays for both public and private viewing.  Click here for a quick overview of Wisconsin's Fireworks Laws.

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Legislative Audit Bureau Releases Audit of Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance and Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Programs

The Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released an audit about the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance (WHEA) and Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance (WWA) Programs.  These two programs receive a majority of funding from the State-Wide Low-Income Assistance Fee charge on every Wisconsinites utility bill.  

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Double-Decking I-94

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Department of Workforce Development Invests $940,000 in Milwaukee Area Youth

Governor Walker and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced a $940,000 investment in two programs benefiting youth and local businesses.  The first program, the 2014 Governor’s Summer Youth Program, places people between the ages of 14-24 in summer jobs.  At least 175 of the jobs will be in non-profit organizations.  The second program, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Program for Youth, provides on-the-job training and temporary work experiences.  DWD announced 238 youth with disabilities were assisted through the program during the last fiscal year.

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