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 Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced it must collect more that $10 million paid to ineligible recipients during the Doyle administration and repay it to the federal government. DWD will be contacting over 82,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants mistakenly given a $25 supplemental payment during 2008-2009 as part of the American recovery and Reinvestment Act known as Federal Additional Compensation (FAC).
Letters will be sent with a number of options to repay the amount owed. The amount overpaid ranges from $25 to almost $2,500 per claimant.