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.
I joined several legislators requesting Wisconsin representatives at Washington repeal Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).
RFS requires a set amount of biofuels be blended with gasoline and diesel fuels. Over the years the amount of RFS increased. Next year fuel will be required to contain up to 50 percent ethanol blend.
Small engine manufactures are concerned about costs to consumers. The new blend will likely damage vehicles and small engines. Consumers will be on the hook for engine repairs, because engine warranties do not cover the costs.
Other negative effects are skyrocketing price of fuel, food, and business. As Wisconsin continues to grow despite sluggish economic growth, the last thing we need is the federal government adding more gridlock and regulation to stifle growth.
Letter to Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation.