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.
Despite political games from the left, the Senate approved important wetlands permit modifications early Wednesday morning. Senate Bill (SB) 368 places a greater emphasis on wetland mitigation, in concert with standards currently used by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The bill is backed by a broad coalition of supporters, including the Wisconsin Towns Association, United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A procedural objection to the bill delayed final passage for one day, so the Senate reconvened shortly after midnight to vote on the measure. SB 368 was approved with a party line vote, 17-16.