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.
Repeatedly in the past, I criticized grand spending programs the state promises that sound fantastic, but fail because they are unaffordable without specific details about paying the high cost. One such program is the Wisconsin Covenant.
The Associated Press reports, “The director of the Wisconsin Covenant program says she's heard from ‘a lot of parents’ who mistakenly believed it would give their children a free ride to college.”
What did program officials think public reaction would be?
A public hearing was held about the Wisconsin Covenant program at the Department of Administration late last month.