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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.

Senator Lazich's Weekly Insight

Wisconsin Strong and Steady
Great News - According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Wisconsin ranks number two in the strongest states for economic growth over the next six months. Our tough and prudent decisions continue to show merit on the national scale. As legislators we are not job creators, however our decisions greatly impact the environment for job creation.

This is just another recent indicator that our jobs and economic environment within Wisconsin are improving. As recently as June, Wisconsin received strong indicators both statewide and nationally. CNBC ranked Wisconsin fifth in Top US States for New Manufacturing Jobs. A survey completed by WMC reports 94 percent of Wisconsin job creators believe the state is “going in the right direction,” a ten percent increase since 2010.

I am confident that under the GOP dominated legislature Wisconsin will continue to move forward on a strong, steady path.

Voucher Applications Available
The Department of Public Instruction released a list of 48 schools interested in participating in Wisconsin's voucher expansion program.

Under the new program, 500 students statewide will be eligible during the first year. Only 25 of the 48 schools registered will be eligible to participate, depending on the number of applicants applying.

Families with incomes less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible to apply. Applications for interested enrollees are available online Thursday, August 1, 2013, through Friday, August 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM.  https://apps4.dpi.wi.gov/WPCPParent/

It is exciting that parents and students throughout Wisconsin have options and increased opportunities to shop for education excellence.

Wisconsin State Capitol Event Permit
Our State Capitol is rich with beauty and history. Hosting thousands of people every day, including visitors, staff, and legislators, it is a hub of activity. The Capitol is the house of the people’s business.

Recently the court ruled gatherings over 20 within the Wisconsin State Capitol must obtain a permit from Capitol Police. If a group greater than 20 does not obtain a permit, the group is in violation of the court ruling and subject to citations. The permit process is not complicated, and is a usual and customary procedure for weddings, rallies, etc.

Wisconsin State Facilities User Permit Summary
State Facility Use Permit Application.

The Wisconsin State Fair is August 1 thru August 11.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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