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.

Check your electric bill for another new hidden tax

Taxes, State budget

It is difficult to keep up with the tax and fee increases that were contained in the Democrats’ approved 2009-11 state budget, there were so many.

One of the new fees goes into effect for many Wisconsin residents this week that could go unnoticed. A new tax will appear on electric bills with the additional revenue going toward salaries and benefits for district attorneys across Wisconsin.

The spin by the tax increasers, if you watch this WBAY-TV news report , is that the tax is minimal and a public benefit. Besides, the people who raised taxes claim they didn’t raise taxes.

The Oshkosh Northwestern Editorial Board isn’t buying that argument.

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