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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.

State Budget Watch: JFC shuts down for the rest of the week

State budget


The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has voted to close several Department of Natural Resources (DNR) walk-in centers and to increase boat registration fees.

The committee then decided to hold off on budget deliberations until next week so that revenue collection figures can be reviewed. There is concern the state’s fiscal crisis is getting worse and the JFC might have to revisit some of its previous budget votes.

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