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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.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hosting Live Online Chats Answering Deer Hunters Questions

September 9, 2014, at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host two online chats with DNR and hunting experts to answer deer hunting questions.  Click here for 2014 Wisconsin deer hunting laws.  The two chats scheduled for 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM allow hunters to ask questions about new deer hunting regulations, get clarification about old laws, and answer other questions.  At this website you may set a reminder and you may participate with the September 9, 2014 live chats.  

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Wisconsin Fall Color Report

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism interactive website has information about expectations for peak fall colors, a section to share fall color photos, and other features to maximize fall color viewing opportunities.  Click here to view the Wisconsin Fall Color Report.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report September 4, 2014.  Click here to view Outdoor Report including updates about hunting and fishing conditions.  

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Internal Revenue Service Warns Phone Scam

The Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning people about telephone calls from people claiming to represent the IRS and demanding money.  The phone calls are NOT from the IRS and are a way criminals are stealing money and gaining personal information.  Click here to read more about recognizing the deceptive phone calls and avoid being a victim of these scammers.

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Legislative Audit Bureau Releases Wisconsin Lottery Audit

The Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released the yearly Wisconsin Lottery financial audit required by State Statute 13.94(1)(em).  Wisconsin Lottery sales increased 3.4 percent from $547.6 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12 to $566.1 million in FY 2012-13.  Wisconsin Constitution Article IV Section 24(6) requires net proceeds from the Wisconsin Lottery be used for property tax relief.  Thanks to the increase in sales, property tax relief increased from $155.9 million in FY 2012-13 to $171.4 million for FY 2013-14. 

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