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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.

Governor Walker's Weekly Radio Address: "Christmastime at the Executive Residence"

I love this time of year – especially all of the opportunities we have to host groups at the Executive Residence for tours and events.  This week, the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County stopped by for a tour of the holiday decorations.  They actually made the ornaments for the tree in the sun room – Which is always one of the most popular displays.  We are big supporters of the Boys and Girls Club and appreciate all the work that they do for young children all across the state.  In offering after-school academic enrichment programs, they provide tutoring and guidance, fostering relationships between children and a strong role model, the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County helps to prepare kids for success, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protect Warns of Gift Card Scams

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is warning consumers to be on the lookout for text messages and social media scams giving away gift cards for participating in online surveys or giving gift cards that only require the consumer to pay shipping costs.  By linking or clicking within the text messages or emails, malware may be loaded to your computer, phone, or tablet that targets banking information.  Click here to read more about the scam and read about methods to protect yourself while buying gift cards.   

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Registration Opens for 12th Annual Governor's Business Plan Contest

The Governor’s Business Plan Contest is a competition for “entrepreneurs in the creation, start-up and early-growth stages of high-tech businesses in Wisconsin.” “Finalists will share in more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.”

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Governor Walker's Weekly Radio Address: "Wisconsin Sports Bringing Family Together"

As we start the holiday season, there is another thing that brings people together this time of year: football. With the Badgers playing for the Big Ten championship on Saturday and the Packers sharing the best record in the NFL, it is a great time to be a sports fan in Wisconsin. 

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Warns Consumers to Watch for Fradulent Shipping Emails and Text

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is warning people about a new scam involving fake texts and emails about the shipping status of recent online purchases.  Some of the texts and emails contain links and attachments that can unleash a virus within your computer, tablet, or telephone.  Other texts and emails may be about a shipping problem and then ask for your account information.  Click here for information about fraudulent emails and texts. 

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