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.
Hi. I'm Scott Walker.
My two sons play football at our local high school. Last season, Matt got a slight concussion. The trainer had him sit out a week and get checked out by a doctor. That was good.
On Monday, I went to Lambeau Field and signed into law a bill that requires student athletes who have a possible concussion playing in school and club sports to be sidelined until they are cleared by a health care professional. We want safe sports for our kids in Wisconsin.
I want to thank the Green Bay Packers and the NFL—as well as many health care organizations for their support of this measure.
We also went to Franklin Elementary School in Wausau where I signed a law that advances many of the reforms in reading and educator effectiveness I worked on with State Superintendent Tony Evers and a diverse group from around the state. Last year, I was at the same school and sat down with the staff to talk about ways to improve education. We listened and incorporated their ideas into our work.
Overall, we are creating a safer state for our kids and a better learning environment for our students.
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