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Conservatively Speaking

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.

First Meeting of Legislative Council Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School

The first meeting of the Legislative Council Special Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School took place Monday July 16, 2012.

The Committees mission is to develop legislation to create and enhance opportunities for both lower and higher achieving students in high school. The committee shall: evaluate current options available to high school students for both career and technical education and post-secondary enrollment, including the Youth Options Program; examine both career and technical education and post-secondary enrollment options available to high school students in other states; and determine how to promote coordination between high schools, technical colleges, universities, and employers to ensure that high school students have the skills necessary to meet the workforce needs of employers in this state.

At the first meeting the Committee heard from Dennis Winters, Chief Economist, Department of Workforce Development, Jim Morgan, Vice President, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Tim Sullivan, Special Consultant for Business and Workforce Development to Governor Walker, and Melanie Holmes, Vice President, World of Work Solutions, ManpowerGroup 

The Committee Membership List is at this Link: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/committees/study/2012/HSED/files/hsed_list.pdf

WisconsinEye provides live coverage of meetings via the internet, and a video of the meeting is at this link: http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/ArchiveList.aspx?cm=301


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