Thursday, March 22, 2012
A three-judge panel ruled Thursday that congressional and legislative maps drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature will stand, except for those defining Milwaukee's south side because they fail to create a majority-minority district.
Top state Republicans were ordered to return to the congressional and legislative district map drawing board by three federal judges Thursday morning — but only for Milwaukee’s southern, Latino-heavy voting districts. The court ruled new lines defining Assembly District 8 and 9, drawn last summer by the Republican-controlled Legislature, violate the federal Voting Rights Act by breaking the Latino community on Milwaukee’s south side into two districts, failing to create a majority-minority district. However, the judges also ruled all other maps will remain in intact and dismissed other challenges. Lawmakers will need to quickly redraw the districts on Milwaukee's south side with elections approaching. Legislators are constitutionally …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jim Ward plans to run against incumbent State Sen. Mary Lazich in November.
Greendale resident Jim Ward announced on Monday that he will run as a Democrat against State Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) for the 28th district. "I want to give my neighbors a choice that they haven't had for years in our district," Ward said in a press release. "Senator Lazich has been in Madison for 20 years, and she has failed to make the important choices to help people move forward in this area." Ward graduated from Marquette University with a degree in History and Education. He has been a teacher for 13 years, the past twelve years he has taught at Milwaukee Academy of Science, a charter school. Jim and his wife Tricia are home owners in Greendale. According to Ward's campaign Facebook page, he is a member of Friends of the …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Girl Scouts 100th birthday is celebrated in bipartisan fashion to honor achievements of organization
(Wanted to share news from the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, and after the heavy news week, it's a welcome story that everyone can agree on.) Each of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance’s four councils came together Tuesday morning at the state capital to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Girl Scouting in Wisconsin. Fifteen women members of the Wisconsin State Legislature participated in an investiture ceremony, forming Wisconsin’s first honorary troop of women legislators, Honorary Troop 1912. The troop is a bipartisan delegation of women members of the Wisconsin State Legislature established by the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance to: honor women for their contributions as policymakers, recognize their position as role…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thursday brings another warm January day...makes you wonder when we're gonna pay for all of this.
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Patch editors recommend: Catching up with State Senator Mary Lazich, who will be holding a town hall meeting at the Muskego Public Library, from 6 to 7pm. Bring your questions on any state government related issues. Would you like to see something added to the list? Let us know about it!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Country Christmas captures spirit, sounds of the season
Starting with a parade that seems to see increasing attendance every year, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism collaborated with organizations and businesses to present the 2011 "Muskego's Country Christmas." Activities were centered at the Old Settlement Centre, and a 'mascot dash' was new this year and seemed to grab the same enthusiasm from spectators that the sausage races do at a Milwaukee Brewer Game. With weather threatening, but never following through on rain, crowds enjoyed hot beverages like cider and hot chocolate, as well as an assortment of candies, kettle corn and concessions. The tree lighting capped off the festivities and was followed up by a new song about Muskego by local musician Mark Stehlow.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-Muskego, and state Republicans hope to eliminate a state requirement that schools teach about birth control along with abstinence, or notify parents that they're not doing so.
Sex education for high school students is back in the news as Wisconsin legislators push to repeal state requirements on teaching about birth control. State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-Muskego, and other Republican leaders want to undo a law passed in 2010 that requires Wisconsin high schools to teach about abstinence birth control, or notify parents they are not offering sex education. On Friday, Republicans used Gov. Scott Walker's special legislative session on jobs to work on repealing the Healthy Youth Law passed in 2010. The repeal (Senate Bill 237) passed on a 4-3 party-line vote. Lazich said the proposal was about returning control over sex education to school districts. But she also noted the Republican proposal would require schools …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Parade includes over 75 participants, with a 9/11 memorial float, regional dignitaries, the riveting Chicago South Shore Drill Team, and the Door County Sled Dogs.
People from all over Muskego and surrounding areas are getting their lawn chairs ready for the Muskego Festival Parade, themed “Proud to be an American,” on Sunday, August 27, 2011. This year’s parade includes a 9/11 memorial with an historic I-beam from ground zero at the World Trade Center site, political newsmakers Senator Mary Lazich & Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolous, the Chicago South Shore Drill Team, Door County Sled Dogs, local celebrities and other entertainment, according to Chuck Azzolina, Chairperson. Folks are already marking off curbside spots for the 2-hour parade, which begins at 11:00 a.m. Sunday at Lannon Drive and Janesville Road in Muskego. The parade then heads west on Janesville Road to Racine Avenue, turning …
Friday, August 26, 2011
State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) applauds new flexibility and accountability in our state university system.
Friday, August 26, 2011
State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) writes: Across the country, college students are finishing summer jobs and internships and gearing up for another school year. As students return to campus, they will encounter changes including new roommates, new professors, or new buildings. Students will also find other changes on campus due to the recently passed state budget. Wisconsin is fortunate to have a good public university system. The University of Wisconsin (UW) System boasts 13 four-year and 13 two-year campuses. UW-Madison, the system’s flagship institution is regarded as one of the finest research institutions in the country. However, as budgets shrink, the UW System receives less money. Governor Doyle’s 2009-11 state budget …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Groups unsuccessfully tried to recall State Sen. Mary Lazich last Spring.
Republicans were able to successfully retain the majority of Senate seats after the recall elections last night. Democrats were able to bump off two Republicans from their Senate seats, however, Democrat Sandy Pasch was unable to defeat incumbent Republican State Sen. Alberta Darling. In total six Republicans were up for recall and only two were defeated leaving the State Senate house with 17 Republicans and 16 Democrats. State Sen. Mary Lazich, who represents the 28th district, was also subject to an unsuccessful recall effort last Spring after she voted for Governor Scott Walker's budget. Lazich believes this election demonstrates that the voters have sided with Republicans. "The voters of Senate District 28 made it very clear they …