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.
Victories in the completed 2009-10 general legislative session came when bad legislation died. Here is another example: legalizing medical marijuana.
I served on the state Senate Health Committee that considered the proposed legislation and last December, I blogged about a joint hearing of the state Senate and Assembly Health Committees:
“Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Kevin St. John told the committees, ‘Compassion centers (medical marijuana dispensaries) become targets for criminal activity.’
Under the legislation, an individual would be allowed access to 12 marijuana plants. AAG St. John testified a plant can yield one pound of marijuana. The street value of marijuana is about $4,000/pound meaning patients would have access to about $50,000 worth of pot.”
This week, prosecutors in