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.
The Washington Times recently posed an interesting question about the expenditure of all that stimulus money: Who is keeping track?
A meeting involving a congressional panel formed to provide oversight had only three of ten members attend.
Whatever system is in place could probably use some major tweaking. The Associated Press reports that areas in greatest need of the stimulus aren’t getting it because the money is going to other less-needy counties. The AP writes:
“Counties suffering the most from job losses stand to receive the least help from President Barack Obama's plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges, an Associated Press analysis has found. Although the intent of the money is to put people back to work, AP's review of more than 5,500 planned transportation projects nationwide reveals that states are planning to spend the stimulus in communities where jobless rates are already lower.”
Here is the story.