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.
Common Core Public Hearings Continue
The Joint Select Legislative Review Committee on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) six hour public hearing was Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Eau Claire. Wisconsin adopted the CCSS during 2010, under the authority of state Superintendent Tony Evers. His decision to adopt the standards received little public scrutiny until recently.
Since 2010 the standards have gradually been implemented into Wisconsin’s public schools, and beginning as early as next year students will be tested based on the standards. This causes alarm for parents, educators, and legislators. The question is: Will a national approach to education benefit Wisconsin students?
The Joint Select Review Committee on Common Core State Standards final Public hearing is scheduled Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 2:00 PM at Northcentral Technical College Auditorium, Wausau. The Committee is expected to present findings upon completion of public hearings.
Senator Mary Lazich Tele-Town Hall
Constituents are invited to participate in a Tele-Town Hall Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 PM. I will be available for Senate District 28 constituents to telephone and participate in conversation or just listen.
Constituents are invited to participate in a Tele-Town Hall Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 PM. I will be available for Senate District 28 constituents to telephone and participate in conversation or just listen.The telephone number to call and participate or listen to the Tele-Town Hall is 877-229-8493. You must provide ID number 112127 to listen and/or participate.
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) Reading Recommendations
The LRB website highlights recent and upcoming activities of the state legislature and reports by state agencies. The LRB provides information about property taxes including:
- Allen, Vanessa. The School Property Tax and Homestead Credits: Accuracy, Equity, and Contribution to Overall Fiscal Relief. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, 2007. (371.2 W7o2)
- Kreye, Joseph. “Wisconsin Taxes.” Governing Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 2007. (LRB g no.22)
- Wisconsin Department of Revenue. 2013 Guide for Property Owners. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Revenue, 2013.
2013 Capitol Christmas Tree Theme: Wisconsin Traditions
The Wisconsin Department of Administration is accepting ornaments to adorn the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree. This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree theme is Wisconsin traditions.
Examples of Wisconsin traditions are deer hunting, Packer football games, tailgating at Brewer games, and Friday night fish fry. People are encouraged to submit ornaments by Friday, November 22, 2013.
You may send Wisconsin Traditions themed ornaments to:
DOA/Division of Facilities Management
17 West Main Street, Suite 119
Madison WI 53703
The Week Ahead
Schedule of Committee Activities for the week beginning October 27, 2013.