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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.

University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Meeting Webcast December 5 and 6

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents December meeting is scheduled December 5, and 6, 2013.  The schedule is:  

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Flags at Half-Staff

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ObamaCare, Common Core, Tax Bills, & Wisconsin Christmas

Special Session and ObamaCare Update
During Special Session the Assembly approved legislation to extend coverage to the thousands of Wisconsinites utilizing BadgerCare and the State’s Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Program (HIRSP).  Coverage will be extended for three months due to troubling problems with the ObamaCare website. The Senate’s Special Session is scheduled December 19, 2013.

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Governor's Weekly Radio Address: Protecting Wisconsin Citizens

I want to talk to you about the challenges people face due to the failed rollout of Obamacare, and what we are doing to protect them here in Wisconsin.

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Assembly Select Committee on Common Core Standards Releases Final Recommendation Report

The Assembly Select Committee on Common Core Standards released the committee’s final recommendation report.  Here is the link to the committee’s report:  http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/1211ascccsummary.pdf  

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Wisconsin Department of Administration Released State Comprehnsive Annual Financial Report for 12-13 Fiscal Year

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) released the State of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.  The CAFR is prepared each year by DOA, Division of Executive Budget and Finance, State Controller’s office.   

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Governor's Weekly Radio Address: Moving Wisconsin Forward

We just learned that the national unemployment rate last month dropped to the lowest level in five years. That's good news.  

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Senator Lazich's Weekly Insight

Governor Walker Signs Vapor Recovery Act Into Law
Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 346 into law.  Senate Bill 346 is 2013 Wisconsin Act 86 and allows the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to issue grants to assist with removal of vapor recovery equipment at gas stations.

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Senate Calendar for December 19, 2013

                            December 2013 Special Session
                            Thursday, December 19, 2013

                                            12:00 P.M.

 

First Order.                         Call of Roll.

Second Order.                     Chief clerk's entries.

Third Order.                        Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals.

Fourth Order.                      Report of committees.

Fifth Order.                         Petitions and communications.

Sixth Order.                         Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules.

Seventh Order.                    Advice and consent of the Senate

Eighth Order.                      Messages from the Assembly.

Ninth Order.                        Special Orders.

Tenth Order.                       Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading.

Eleventh Order.                  Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills.

Twelfth Order.                    Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills.

QUESTION:          Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?

December 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1.  Relating to: delaying eligibility changes to BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core and delaying other changes to the Medical Assistance program; and extending coverage under, and the deadline for the dissolution of, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan. (FE)  By joint committee on Finance, by request of Governor Scott Walker.  

Thirteenth Order.               Third reading of joint resolutions and bills.

Fourteenth Order.               Motions may be offered.

Fifteenth Order.                  Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege.

Sixteenth Order.                 Adjournment.

Governor Walker Signs Mascot Bill into Law

Today Governor Scott Walker sent a letter to Wisconsin’s Tribal Leaders informing them of his decision to sign Assembly Bill 297 (AB 297) into law, establishing a fair due process for determining mascot appropriateness.  

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State Senate Approves December 2013 Special Session Bill Protecting Thousands From Affordable Care Act Lapse

Today, during a Special Session the State Senate took action protecting thousands of Wisconsinites healthcare from lapsing as a result of the failed implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Governor's Weekly Radio Address: Growing Business in Wisconsin

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Senator Lazich's Weekly Insight

State Senate Approves December 2013 Special Session Bill Protecting Thousands from Affordable Care Act Lapse
Thursday, during a Special Session the State Senate took action protecting thousands of Wisconsinites healthcare from lapsing due to failed Affordable Care Act implementation.

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FYI Economic Good News

Representative John Nygren provides good news about the Wisconsin Economy

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Merry Christmas

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