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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.

Help Those in Need: The Big Bundle Up

In its fifth year, the Big Bundle Up is an annual charity drive that invites Wisconsin residents and travelers to donate warm winter items for those in need. Tourism organizations across the state collect new or gently used coats, mittens, hats, scarves, snow pants, and other warm clothing items that are then donated to local charities. The program has been a great success, collecting more than 49,300 items for those in need across Wisconsin. For more information, click here.

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Protect Yourself from Holiday Charity Scams

The holidays are often as much about giving gifts to friends and family as they are for giving generously to charities. Unfortunately, scammers see the holidays as opportunity to take advantage of your goodwill through fraudulent charities. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) urge consumers to research charities before making donations and to be wary of phone and internet base requests for contributions.

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Recent Changes to Snowmobile, ATV and UTV Laws

A bill signed by Governor Walker makes adjustments to Wisconsin trail pass requirements and commercial snowmobile registrations. Changes were effective November 13, 2015 and include the following:

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Shopping Online? Protect You Information from Scammers

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Ninth Annual Holiday Drive for Veterans

The annual holiday drive to benefit returning soldiers and their families with the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is currently accepting donations. The goal of the driver is to collect basic household items to supplement MHVI’s home starter kits and to support patients at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center while they receive care. Donation bins are located inside City Hall, the Courthouse and other facilities across Milwaukee County. The donations are accepted through December 18th. To see a complete list of needed items and donation sites, click here. You may also make a financial contribution that will be used to purchase needed items by clicking here.

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