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.
The Senate Committee on Transportation and Elections completed a lengthy public hearing on several bills today.
The committee heard testimony on four transportation bills, including legislation to improve safety at railroad crossings, increase penalties against people driving without a valid drivers’ license, enact changes to bicycle laws, and allow local airports to create and enact aerial approach ordinances.
The committee heard testimony on six election bills, including legislation to create a non-partisan, elected comptroller position for Milwaukee County; change election return reporting procedures for municipalities; make the newly-drawn districts applicable November 9, 2011 for special and recall election purposes; allow election officials to work anywhere within their home county; require notarization for recall petition sheets to reduce fraud; and close a double-voting loophole.
The committee hearing lasted more than seven hours. The Senate Committee on Transportation and Elections may vote Tuesday, November 1, 2011 on bills from today’s hearing.