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.
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I recently kicked off the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War at a ceremony with Vietnam Veterans in our State Capitol.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the 2013 Wisconsin Conservation Congress meeting is scheduled April 8, 2013, at 7:00 PM in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. The annual Conservation Congress Meeting provides Wisconsin residents opportunity to testify the DNR, Natural Resources Board and Conservation Congress.
The Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released an audit of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The Universal Service Fund is funded by telecommunication provider assessments on telephone, cell phone and internet bills.
The Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released the annual financial and compliance audit of the State of Wisconsin for fiscal year 2011-12. Here is a link to the LAB’s audit: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lab/reports/13-5highlights.htm
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) compiled responses to the 2013 Spring Hearing questionnaire. A total of 6,069 people attended the 2013 Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings Monday, April 8, 2013, at Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Here is a link to results of the advisory questions: http://dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/springhearing.html
One-Hundred and First Regular Session
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
First Order. Call of Roll.
Second Order. Chief clerk's entries.
Third Order. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals.
Fourth Order. Report of committees.
Fifth Order. Petitions and communications.
Sixth Order. Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules.
Seventh Order. Advice and consent of the Senate
QUESTION: Shall the appointment be confirmed?
Jordahl, Clarence, of Middleton, as a member of the Labor and Industry Review Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2019.
Eighth Order. Messages from the Assembly.
Ninth Order. Special Orders.
Tenth Order. Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading.
QUESTION: Shall the joint resolution be adopted?
Senate Joint Resolution 13. Relating to: the life and military service of United States Army Staff Sergeant Joseph James Altmann.
Senate Joint Resolution 14. Relating to: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women's basketball team.
Senate Joint Resolution 18. Relating to: declaring May 2013 Youth Traffic Safety Month.
Senate Joint Resolution 19. Relating to: the life and military service of United States Army First Lieutenant David Andrew Johnson.
Senate Joint Resolution 20. Relating to: the life and military service of United States Army Sgt. Chester G. Stoda.
Senate Joint Resolution 21. Relating to: the life and military service of United States Marine Corporal Michael Conrad Nolen.
Senate Joint Resolution 22. Relating to: the life and public service of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Senate Joint Resolution 23. Relating to: commending Bellin Memorial Hospital for being named the nation's safest hospital.
Eleventh Order. Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills.
QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?
Senate Bill 11. Relating to: the Department of Transportation's initial costs of production for special registration plates supporting the Lions Clubs of Wisconsin and supporting motorcycle safety.
Senate Bill 41. Relating to: designating and marking a specified highway route in the counties of Rock, Dane, Jefferson, Dodge, and Fond du Lac as the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route.
Senate Bill 45. Relating to: indication of veteran status on an operator's license or identification card and granting rule-making authority.
Senate Bill 62. Relating to: proof of motor vehicle liability insurance. By
Senate Bill 67. Relating to: the vehicle registration exemption for amphibious motor vehicles.
Senate Bill 96. Relating to: designating and marking STH 128 as the 128th Infantry Memorial Highway.
Senate Bill 117. Relating to: the payment of travel expenses of national guard members on state active duty.
Senate Bill 118. Relating to: authorization for an additional deputy adjutant general in the department of military affairs.
Senate Bill 119. Relating to: ratification of the state and province emergency management assistance compact.
Senate Bill 120. Relating to: financial aid for service members and their immediate families and making an appropriation.
Twelfth Order. Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills.
Thirteenth Order. Third reading of joint resolutions and bills.
Fourteenth Order. Motions may be offered.
Fifteenth Order. Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege.
Sixteenth Order. Adjournment.
Elections and Urban Affairs
The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau provided Joint Finance Committee Members a memo today about a $1 billion reserve account at the University of Wisconsin (UW) System containing more than $414 million dollars in surplus tuition payments. This surplus follows recent information about the UW System overspending $32.9 million.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) scheduled two closures for Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:00 AM – 10:00 AM on I-94 eastbound near the Zoo Interchange.
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