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 Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released the U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics for May showing low unemployment and upward economic growth. The unemployment rate is at 4.6 percent, while the national average is 5.3 percent. Wisconsin’s labor force participation rate is 67.6 percent, above the national rate of 62.6 percent. In addition, Wisconsin added 36,200 private sector jobs from June, 2014, to June, 2015. Unemployment Insurance claims for the first 28 weeks of 2015 dropped to the lowest point since 1990. Click here for the full DWD report.
The Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 10:00 AM for Assembly Bill 305, a bill about prohibiting the sale and use of fetal body parts. I am a sponsor of the bill.
Senator Mary Lazich issued the following statement on the Senate’s approval of the State Budget and Prevailing Wage Reform Package: