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.
Both houses of the Legislature have passed their respective versions of the state budget. However, because there are differences between the two versions, a conference committee made up of legislators from each house from each party will meet to work out the differences. The conference committee budget will then be considered by the Assembly and the Senate. It cannot be amended.
The final budget approved by the Legislature will then be considered by Governor Doyle who maintains one of the most powerful veto pens in the country.