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 nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) reports property taxes across the state increased 3.3 percent during 2008. Local governments levied property tax increases of 4.5 percent.
WISTAX also reports, “Technical college levies were up 5.0% in 2009. Since 1999, property taxes for the state’s 16 technical colleges have risen the most, climbing an average of 6.1% per year.”
Un-elected technical college boards impose property tax increases. Board members have no accountability and taxpayers have no recourse.
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