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.
It was another eventful week in the state Senate. We approved special session bills to get the economy going, approved secretary appointments and the governor delivered his first State of the State address.
I am a member of Committee on Public Health, Human Services and Revenue, and Tuesday morning we had a committee hearing for Senate Bill 3, a bill that provides incentives to employers that create jobs.
Tuesday afternoon, the Republican Senate caucus met and discussed bills we would be taking up during the week. Then it was on to Gov. Walker’s State of the State speech. It was a speech about the tough decisions we have ahead of us.
Wednesday, the Senate braved the elements and was on the floor. We approved legislation to create the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private entity that will be more nimble and business-focused than the Department of Commerce. The Senate also took action on a bill to develop the area around Lambeau Field, creating jobs in the