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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.

Merit Pay Embraced by Oak Creek-Franklin School District

The Oak Creek-Franklin School District is adopting a merit pay compensation structure for new teachers beginning the 2014-15 school year.  The compensation structure categorizes teachers into four tiers, reflecting a pay range based on the teacher’s instructional effectiveness, professionalism, leadership and other descriptors.   Evaluations will be clarified for teachers before the new school year and will consider the teachers' full body of work. 

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Governor's Weekly Radio Address: "Investing in Wisconsin's Communities - Combating Heroin Addiction"

This week, I signed into law the H.O.P.E. legislative package – which stands for Heroin Opiate Prevention and Education.  Heroin use has spiked in Wisconsin and across the country in recent years, devastating families and putting loved ones at risk – regardless of gender, age, race, income, or zip code.

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Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21 through April 25, 2014

Wisconsin Emergency Management, ReadyWisconsin, the National Weather Service and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association are collaborating to declare April 21 through April 25, 2014, Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each year one week is designated to prepare and remind Wisconsinites about preparation for severe weather situations and to remind us about the damage tornadoes and severe weather cause to property and life. 

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Information Available for Registering Voters

Governor Walker signed 2013 Wisconsin Act 187 into law, requiring that all voters, except military or permanently living overseas voters, must provide a valid proof of residence while registering to vote.  Prior to 2013 Wisconsin Act 187 voters registering more than 20 days before an election were not required to provide proof of residency.

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State Senator Lazich's Weekly Insight

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