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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.

A handy summer guide

News you can use, Tourism

Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, here is the list and entertainment schedule of this year’s state fairs across Wisconsin.

Why is Wisconsin so much fun?


You tell the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and you could win prizes in the Miles of Fun Giveaway.

Here are the details.

Bill allowing one-day fish licenses approved

Legislation, Tourism

Senate Bill 401 (SB 401), approved by the Legislature allows the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)  to issue one−day fishing licenses to residents and nonresidents. Holders of one-day licenses would pay a reduced fee for an annual license that is issued during the same year the one−day license is valid.

The pro-tourism bill was signed into law by Governor Doyle this week.

Winter in Wisconsin is inspiring

News you can use, Tourism

You should be seeing new television spots soon promoting Wisconsin winter tourism. The ads are part of a new campaign by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism that highlights Wisconsin as a unique destination that inspires.

The ads feature 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Bonnie Blair and the founder of the highly acclaimed Ko-Thi Dance Company, Ferne Caulker. This page contains the ads. The ad with Blair and her family was shot at Cascade Mountain in Portage while the ad with Caulker was produced at the Riverside Theater in downtown Milwaukee.

The new spots will air in the Milwaukee and Madison TV markets, in Chicago and in Minneapolis-St.Paul.

Travelers spent over $2.2 billion in Wisconsin during December 2007 and January and February 2008. For more information about Wisconsin tourism, visit this website.