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.
Wednesday afternoon I testified before the Senate Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business in favor of Senate Bill 4. I, along with Representative Klenke, introduced this bill on behalf of Governor Walker. SB4 allocates an additional $25 million to Wisconsin’s economic development tax credit program at a time our state’s businesses need it most.
The economic development tax credit program rewards businesses for creating jobs, making capital investments, or training new employees. It also provides a tax incentive for out-of-state businesses to relocate to Wisconsin.
Representative Klenke expressed the excitement pouring in from Wisconsin’s business community about all of the economic development bills being considered during this special session. I certainly feel that excitement as well! Citizens throughout the state have been struggling with unemployment and are anticipating real results. SB4 represents an important tool that will be used to improve Wisconsin’s business climate.