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.

Joint Finance Committee meeting again Friday


The Joint Finance Committee worked late into the night yesterday. Petulant protesters tried to disrupt the committee’s work by shouting down speakers. The Finance Committee continued working through the interruptions. People causing the disruptions were removed from the room and cited by police.

The Finance Committee expanded school choice throughout Milwaukee County and Racine. The school choice reforms also increase the income eligibility levels to 300 percent of the poverty level, the same eligibility level as the BadgerCare program.


In other action, the Finance Committee adjusted Governor Walker’s recycling portion of the budget and continued funding the recycling program at current levels. The Committee also increased funding to municipalities by about 25 percent over the Governor’s budget.


The Finance Committee is scheduled to continue debate on remaining aspects of the budget today at 1:00 PM.


You may watch the Finance Committee proceedings at this link: or

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