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.
My office issued this press release after Gov. Walker's State of the State address.
Sen. Mary Lazich reacts to State of the State address
State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) issued the following statement about Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State address Tuesday:
Income tax season is here. This time of the year can be overwhelming and confusing for many people. To assist with the process, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) offers the following tips to answer questions about filing returns and preparing taxes.
It was another eventful week in the state Senate. We approved special session bills to get the economy going, approved secretary appointments and the governor delivered his first State of the State address.
So often in politics, issues are seen as zero-sum games. When one side wins, the other is negatively affected. While this makes for easy characterization and consumption, it misses the point. Sometimes there are opportunities for win-win.
Today, the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau released an audit of the Wisconsin Veterans Homes, Department of Veterans Affairs. There are several very troubling findings in the report.
1. The homes’ operating expenditures have exceeded revenues in four of the last five years.
After the Senate passed Senate Bill 7 Tuesday, my office issued this press release:
Feb. 8, 2011
Here is information from Gov. Walker about the Budget Repair Bill:
Things stayed busy at the state Capitol this week.
Tuesday, the Senate approved two more of Gov. Walker’s nominations. Gary Hamblin will be the Secretary of Corrections and Ted Nickel will be the Commissioner of Insurance. I am confident both will do a great job.
My office issued the following press release Friday:
Here is a link to my interview with Steve Walters of WisconsinEye about the budget repair bill.
The Senate was on the floor Tuesday and Wednesday. Senate Democrats were noticeably absent. All 19 Senate Republicans showed up to do the people’s work.
The Senate remained under a call of the house Thursday. Under a call of the house, absent members of the Senate are required to come to the Senate chamber. The 14 Senate Democrats have ignored this requirement for the last week.
With 19 Republican members present, the Senate has a quorum and can deliberate and approve bills that do not have a fiscal impact. To approve bills with fiscal implications, the Senate needs a three-fifths quorum, or 20 members present.