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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.

Press release: Lazich legislation helps schools facing mascot-change mandate

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June 1, 2011

For immediate release

Contact: Sen. Mary Lazich (608)-266-5400


Lazich legislation helps schools facing mascot-change mandate


Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) is introducing legislation extending the compliance deadline for schools currently subject to a Department of Public Instruction (DPI) mandate to change their school mascot. The DPI has ordered Mukwonago, Kewaunee, and Osseo-Fairchild school districts to change their mascots under 2009 Act 250.


Under the legislation circulated by Lazich, school districts have until November 1, 2012 to comply with the DPI mandate.


“The legislation I am circulating relieves a burden from school districts facing a costly rebranding process. This gives school districts more time to comply with a government mandate without breaking the bank.”


Lazich is also looking into legislation to reform Act 250.


“Currently, school districts are assumed guilty of discrimination and must prove innocence,” Lazich said. “This is a fundamental departure from our country’s legal tradition of assumed innocence and needs to be addressed.”




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