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Conservatively Speaking

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.

UW Tuition Freeze Should Continue

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced this week the tuition freeze approved by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) as part of the 2013-2015 state budget will likely continue two additional years.  When the UW System was discovered to have amassed more than $650 million cash reserves while increasing tuition, I joined my colleagues on the JFC moving too quickly freeze tuition.  I applaud President Cross’ decision to continue the tuition freeze.

Wisconsin Hospital Association Touts Successes Improving Quality of Car

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) presented to the legislature a report about quality of care improvement.  The WHA works with member hospitals to improve hospital administration, maximize services to patients, and promote best practices.  As examples of quality improvement, WHA explains patient readmission reductions, central line-associated blood stream infection reductions, and increased flu vaccinations.  The data may be viewed at Wisconsin Check Point

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Government Accountability Board Hearing Ballot Access Challenges - June 10, 2014

The Government Accountability Board (GAB) is scheduled to meet Tuesday June 10, 2014, 9:00 AM, Room 412 East at the State Capitol to hear challenges to ballot status for any candidate that filed papers to appear on the August 8, 2014, primary election ballot. There are 316 candidates filed for State and Federal office ballot status during the November 4, 2014, election.  Click here to see the meeting agenda and supporting materials.   Wisconsin Eye is scheduled to provide live internet coverage during the meeting.

Waterford High School Boys Golf Team and Four Individuals Qualify for WIAA State Boys Golf Championship

The Waterford High School Boys Golf Team qualified for the 89th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Boys Golf Championships scheduled June 9 and 10, 2014, at University Ridge Golf Course, Madison.  Competition is scheduled to tee off at 7:00 AM each day.  Waterford will compete against 15 other teams during Division One competition.  Congratulations and Good Luck!

Senate District 28 has four individual golfers participating in the WIAA Boys Golf Championships.  Senior Alex Rendon, Greendale High School, Senior Andrew Knoll, New Berlin West High School, Junior Kyle Warkoczewski, Muskego High School, and Junior Brad Leitermann, Mukwonago High School all qualified as individuals to participate for the Division One Individual Golf Championship.  Congratulations and Good Luck!

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Fall 2014 Election Information

The Government Accountability Board (GAB) is updating the Fall 2014 Election website daily with candidate information about candidates for the Fall 2014 election.  State offices on the Fall 2014 ballot will include Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, the eight Wisconsin’s Congressional seats, State Senate seats in odd-numbered districts, and all State Assembly seats.

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