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.
Taxpayers unable to meet the April 15, 2013, deadline for filing their 2012 taxes may request an additional six months to file their returns by requesting the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) for an extension. When filing for an extension with the IRS, an automatic extension will be granted by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). An additional one percent interest is added to your tax bill for each month after April 15, 2013. Here is a link to IRS information about filing for an extension: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc304.html
There are four public hearings scheduled for the Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) to hear members of the public testify to the committee about the 2013-2015 state budget. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearings to testify or listen to the public testimony.
My number one priority is helping the people of Wisconsin create more jobs. With that in mind, I signed two very important bills into law this week that will improve our jobs climate.
One helps streamline the process for safe and environmentally sound mining in Wisconsin. Northstar Economics predicts some 3,000 jobs related to the construction of the mine and 2,800 long-term jobs. Both business and labor union leaders joined me at the signings across the state.
The other bill didn't get as much attention but it's just as important. It invests $20 million into workforce development training and the creation of a new system to track workforce needs which will be a tremendous help to our technical colleges and other programs. Employers frequently mention that they have jobs but not enough skilled workers. This new law will help more people get the skills needed to fill those jobs.
State Senator Mary Lazich scheduled Town Hall Meetings Friday March 15, 2013. Residents of Senate District 28 are invited to attend any of the Town Hall Meetings at any of the locations.