Monday, March 25, 2013
State Senator Mary Lazich announces hearings on the 2013-15 budget, with residents invited to speak their minds on what concerns they have
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. State Senator Mary Lazich, who represents District 28, is on the JFC and said the first of these hearings will take place within her district at the Greendale High School Auditorium. Along with Muskego, the 28th District includes Greenfield, Hales Corners, Greendale, Franklin, Waterford, Big Bend, Vernon and a portion of Waukesha. Here is a list of all of the hearings: Thursday April 4 - Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Jobs and development a common theme at the State of the City Address
Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti said she was hoping to be able to share more specifics, but until deals can be inked, she was happy enough to announce that new businesses and new jobs were coming to the city in 2013. "We are going to see a multi-tenant unit at Kohl's, and I had hoped to share the names of those tenants today, but until everything is finalized, I can't and I don't want to jinx anything," Chiaverotti told the group assembled for the 2013 State of the City Address on Friday. She explained that the businesses coming into the development on the corner of Moorland and Janesville Road were "quality tenants." In addition, new development along the Moorland corridor, considered as a key piece in the economic development puzzle for the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich is being challenged in the 28th District by Democrat Jim Ward.
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich will take on Democrat Jim Ward, 13-year teacher, in the race for the 28th District seat in Tuesday's election. Lazich has served the Senate since 1998, and prior to joining the Legislature, she erved as a Waukesha County Board supervisor and a New Berlin alderwoman. Ward, of Greendale, graduated from Marquette University with a degree in History and Education. He has been a teacher for 13 years, the past 12 years he has taught at Milwaukee Academy of Science, a charter school. The candidates stand on opposites sides of the line when it comes to a number issues such as the Voter ID law, Act 10, and job growth. Ward does believe public employees should pay more towards their benefits, however, he…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Local races for state senate and assembly seats will take place in Greenfield Nov. 1
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Veteran state lawmaker eyes another term in 28th Senate District.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Mary Ann Lazich Place of residence : New Berlin Attended college : Yes College : University of WIsconsin - Milwaukee Degree : BA Job titles held : State Assembly, County Supervisor, New Berlin Alderperson, Marketing Representative Employers : State of Wisconsin, County of Waukesha, City of New Berlin. Wang Lab. Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Senate Chamber/district: 28th Senate District Incumbent: Yes First elected: 07 April 1998 Previous elective offices : State Assembly, Waukesha County Supervisor, New Berlin Alderperson Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : State Assembly 1988 Name : Brittany Brzenk Title : Manager Website : marylazich.com Twitter : www.http://twitter.com…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Lawmakers weigh in on construction of roundabout at Big Bend exit along I-43.
Rep. David Craig (R-Vernon) and State Senator Mary Lazich have sent a letter to Wisconsin's Secretary of Transportation expressing opposition to the proposed construction of roundabouts at the entrance and exit of the Highway 164/I-43 intersection. Muskego motorists accessing I-43 along Racine Avenue have adapted to roundabouts at those on ramps for about 4 years already, but Big Bend and Vernon public opposition have prompted the request to consider other options. "It is our understanding that installing roundabouts is one of the Department of Transportation’s options for the entrance and exit at that intersection," the letter stated. "Our opposition reflects the position of the boards of the Village of Big Bend and the Town of Vernon, …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Waukesha County lawmakers express 'grave concern and anguish' over sentence of East Troy mother, who received one year in jail and 14 years probation in the deaths of her 11-month-old twins.
Two Waukesha County lawmakers are joining other state legislators in decrying what they say is a light sentence for woman convicted of child abuse in the deaths of her infant twins. In September 2011, Melody Butt's twin girl and boy were in a bathtub and drowned after the East Troy woman admitted she had fallen asleep. Her husband came home to find the two children unresponsive. On Tuesday, a Walworth County judge sentenced her to one year in jail with work-release privileges and 14 years of probation — a sentence that even her husband didn't think was harsh enough, according to FOX 6 News. State Rep. Dave Craig (R-Vernon) and state Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) joined five other lawmakers in sending a letter to Wisconsin Department of …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Please give those who served their due as we head toward Memorial Day. Here are many options to give thanks and remember.
Muskego is served by two great veterans' organizations, each having a Memorial Day ceremony throughout the weekend to come, and this year there is also an opportunity to revisit history, back in the time that the holiday was first called "Decoration Day." While the weather is looking good thus far, the weekend is far more meaningful when we can take a little time out to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day. Here are planned events in Muskego: Thursday, May 24 - Civil War Artifacts Exhibition, Muskego Regency Jim Brinks is with the Muskego VFW Post 8171 and has a wealth of history, much of it from his own family, that dates back to the Civil War. He is displaying rare memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teachers/parents: this is a …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Challenger for incumbent Mary Lazich's senate seat says the political climate is right for someone new in the 28th District.
Jim Ward, an Independent from Greendale who is running for Mary Lazich's (R-New Berlin) seat in the 28th State Senate District, announced that he has collected double the maximum number of signatures to get his name on the ballot in November. He turned in his nomination papers to the Government Accountability Board (GAB) on Thursday in Madison to certify his signatures and make his candidacy official. "I want to give my neighbors a choice that they haven't had for eight years in our district," said Ward in a release from his campaign. “I found that while going door to door many people were eager to sign my nomination papers. I also had great support of dozens of volunteers who collected signatures from neighbors, friends and family…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Residents and politicians come to the Common Council chambers, seeking guidance for the nation, business and families.
Perhaps a counterpoint to the division that is often featured in the very same room, a show of unity in prayer was part of the National Day of Prayer observation Thursday night at City Hall. Residents, city officials and state politicians came together to pray for the nation in Muskego's sixth such observance of the national event. Music punctuated the evening as well as brief testimonials from local and state officials. Gil Schaefer, who is a chaplain with the Tess Corners Fire Department, told the crowd of 100 that he was proud to take part in "the power of prayer in the midst of crisis. In one way it is a unique but sad thing to be a part of, especially if you are giving a loved one the news of someone's death. However I know God put me…