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.

The top issues states face this year


The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has released its annual forecast of the top ten top policy issues states will confront during 2010.

Here they are, starting with Issue #10:

Issue #10 – Expanding Broadband Access

Issue #9 – Examining Sex Offender Registration

Issue #8 – Developing Clean Energy Alternatives

Issue #7 - Balancing and Managing State Government

Issue #6 – Maintaining Transportation and Infrastructure

Issue #5 – Analyzing Sentencing and Corrections Costs

Issue #4 - Affording Higher Education

Issue #3 – Lowering Unemployment Rates

Issue #2 - Managing Health Costs and Coverage

Care to guess what Issue #1 is according to the NCSL?

States, inluding Wisconsin, have their work cut out for them during 2010.

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