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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.

Congratulations to Greendale High School Boys Basketball Team

The Greendale Panthers Boys Basketball team qualified for the 100th Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division II semifinals.  Greendale will take on Rice Lake Friday March 20, 2015, 1:35 PM during the semifinal game.

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Wisconsin State Senate Calendar for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate Reduces to 5.0 Percent

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is reduced to 5.0 percent. This is a 1.0% reduction in unemployment since January, 2014.  This reduction correlates to the 40,800 private sector jobs gained since January, 2014. A total of 139,000 private sector jobs have been added from January, 2011, to January, 2015.  The Department of Financial Institutions also reports that new business formations were up 6.1% during 2014, from 2013, and during January of this year are already 3.2% higher than 2014.  This looks good for Wisconsin.  The Department of Workforce Development.

Senate President Mary Lazich Interview with Steve Walters, WisEye

The Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Steve Walters interview includes questions about Senate President duties, the state budget, the legislative agenda, Right-to-Work, Bucks arena, and other issues.  The interview is at this link: http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.aspx?evhdid=9647

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Wisconsin Added 27,500 Private-Sector Jobs

Wisconsin gained about 27,500 private-sector jobs during September 2013 to September 2014. Quarterly wages by private-sector employers also grew by 3% year over year.  Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at 5.2%, marking the lowest since 2008, and lower than the national average of 5.6%.  In addition, unemployment insurance claims for the first seven weeks of 2015 are the lowest since 1995.  According to Gallup’s annual ranking, Wisconsin’s job market is tied for second best in the nation, behind only North Dakota. 
 Department of Workforce Development

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