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 legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) was very busy Thursday night into Friday morning making a horrendous state budget even worse. Before the committee adjourned at 5:30 this morning, it stuffed more pork into the budget than the swine barn at the Wisconsin State Fair.
The JFC made sure the budget included funding the following earmarks at a time the state faces a deficit of $6.6 billion:
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Require DCF to provide $50,000 GPR annually, beginning October 1, 2009, to the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley to provide services to homeless individuals and families
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Preparations for a joint museum for the State Historical Society and Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding for the AIDS Network and
Funding for the
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Climbing out of a $6.6 billion deficit will be virtually impossible using this kind of irresponsible budgeting.