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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.

Senate to Vote on Unemployment Benefits Extension Next Monday

The state Senate is scheduled to vote on extension of unemployment benefits Monday, August 1, 2011.  Senate Bill 147 provides an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to Wisconsin residents. 

The Assembly removed language from the bill that would have cost up to $56 million, and left intact language needed to trigger $88 million in federal funding for extended unemployment benefits.

The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate.  

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