Conservatively Speaking

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 message is clear: Wisconsin unfriendly to business


The headline in the Racine Journal Times reads:

Business people complain: State is a tough place for business”

That sounds all too familiar. Earlier this year, I was part of an effort by legislative Republicans to hear from businesspeople across the state about Wisconsin’s business climate and state policies that affect their ability to compete.

What we heard was extremely troubling.

A similar listening session was held at a Racine County Business Summit. The Racine Journal Times  reports, “Steven Jenkins of accounting firm Jenkins & Vojtisek, said he perceives from clients a less friendly business climate. ‘I have never had so many questions about, ‘How do I move my business, or my home, out of the state. ... I'm not going to retire or expand here,' he said.”

Our job creators, the business community, are speaking out loudly and clearly. It is time to start paying attention and then doing something about it. Wisconsin needs to take dramatic measures to improve its business climate, one of the worst in the nation.

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