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Conservatively Speaking

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.

Foster care, job creation bills have committee hearing

committee; legislation; economy

The Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue held a hearing Thursday on four bills I am pleased to sponsor.

 

Senate Bill 14 federalizes Wisconsin tax law about depreciating assets. The federal government allows businesses to accelerate depreciation during the next couple years to create jobs and stimulate the economy. Senate Bill 14 allows Wisconsin law to mirror federal law and accelerate depreciation to create Wisconsin jobs and stimulate the Wisconsin economy.

 

Senate Bills 63, 64 and 65 are three bills written with the best interests of adopted and foster care children in mind. Senate Bill 63 modifies existing law so that children spend less time in foster care. Senate Bill 64 facilitates siblings in foster care to be placed together. Senate Bill 65 facilitates sibling visits after the parent visits are terminated.

 

The committee heard compelling testimony from a constituent of mine with extensive foster care and adoptive experience.

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