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.
Today Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 458, the traffic control attendant bill, into law. The bill is now 2011 Wisconsin Act 141. I drafted the bill upon the request of Mukwonago Police Lieutenant Ken Pileggi about the issue of pedestrian safety at Mukwonago's Elegant Farmer. State law prohibited civilian traffic attendants. Village of Waterford officials have a similar traffic control issue.
2011 Wisconsin Act 141 allows local governments to appoint trained civilian traffic control attendants to assist people crossing the street.