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.

Senator Mary Lazich's Weekly Insight

Dear Friends,

Great news- your hard earned tax dollars are on the way back to your pocket. For the third time this legislative session the Wisconsin Legislature reduced taxes, proving our commitment to Wisconsin’s taxpaying families, farmers, seniors, and businesses.  The State Senate approved Governor Scott Walker’s tax relief proposals, Special Session Bill 1, Tuesday, March 4, 2013.

The Senate Republican caucus is laser focused on continuing this track record during the next legislative session.  We will continue to govern for the common good of Wisconsin residents by eliminating bureaucratic red tape, reducing the tax burden, and finding innovative ways to educate our future workforce.

With hard earned tax dollars returned to rightful owners and the legislative session coming to a close, the legislature is using the remaining days of the session to finish legislative business for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.

During the past week as Chair of the Senate Elections and Urban Affairs Committee, I presided during a public hearing about bill proposals that address changes to Wisconsin campaign finance laws and laws at polling places.  Senate Bill 655 and Senate Bill 654 modernize Wisconsin Campaign Finance laws for technology advancements, harmonize state law with federal law, update outdated statutory provisions, and solidify best practices into state law.  In addition, the committee considered and approved Assembly Bill 202, establishing a reasonable distance for Election Day poll observes to oversee the elections process during Election Day.

Improving the integrity of Wisconsin’s election process is an ongoing priority for me as the Legislature approves several improvements prior to the end of session.

Telephone calls and emails of support continue for Senate Bill 619, a bill establishing a Model Academic Standards Board.  The board of appointed educational professionals would recommend a set of standards to the public, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Legislature.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Senate will be on the floor.  You may view the Weekly schedule of Committee Activities at You may follow my blog Conservatively Speaking, to get updates as the weeks unfold at Madison.

With Daylight Savings Time beginning Sunday and clocks set an hour ahead, it seems a wonderful sign to the end of a seemingly endless winter.





                                                               Mary A. Lazich

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