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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.

Senate Calendar for October 8, 2013

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

QUESTION:          Shall the appointment be confirmed?

Desmonde, Dr. Marcus P., of Colfax, as a Psychologist 1 on the Psychology Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017.

Gorsuch, Robert C., of Fitchburg, as a Professional Member 1 on the Banking Review Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2018. 

Greco, Lisa M, of Brookfield, as a Credit Union Experience 3 on the Credit Union Review Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2018. 

Kutschma, Larry, of Lake Geneva, as a Congressional District 1 on the Board of Veterans Affairs, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. 

Mcconville, Timothy, of Verona, as a Dentist 5 on the Dentistry Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017. 

Schroeder, Daniel, of Hartland, as a member of the Psychology Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2015.  

Sullivan, Kristi, of Fitchburg, as a Public Member 2 of the Pharmacy Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2016.  

Swan, Dr. Timothy, of Marshfield, as a Doctor-Medicine 8 on the Medical Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017.  

Trapskin, Philip, of Fitchburg, as a Pharmacist 1 of the Pharmacy Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017.   

Winters, Cathy, of Wausau, as Pharmacist 2 on the Pharmacy Examining Board, to serve for the term ending July 1, 2017.   

Eighth Order.                      Messages from the Assembly.

Ninth Order.                        Special Orders.

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

QUESTION:          Shall the joint resolution be adopted?

Senate Joint Resolution 40.  Relating to: commending Colonel Curtis Lee Brown, USAF (Retired), for being inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Senate Joint Resolution 51.  Relating to: honoring Wisconsin soldiers who served in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Senate Joint Resolution 52.  Relating to: proclaiming October as Polish-American Heritage Month.

Senate Joint Resolution 53.  Relating to: the life and public service of Paul Poberezny.

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

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

Senate Bill 134.  Relating to: a sea lamprey control program. By Senators Cowles, Gudex, Lassa, Lasee, Lehman, Risser, Tiffany, Wirch and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Weininger, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Clark, Kaufert, Mason, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Pope, Ringhand and Sinicki.

Senate Bill 220.  Relating to: lengthening the time during which tax increments may be allocated and expenditures for project costs may be made for Tax Incremental District Number 1 in the village of Wales. By (FE)  Senator Farrow; cosponsored by Representative Kapenga.  

Senate Bill 237.  Relating to: requirements concerning barbering and cosmetology licensure. By (FE)  Senators Grothman, L. Taylor, Kedzie, Petrowski and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga, Krug, Murphy, A. Ott, Honadel, Pope, Spiros, Craig and Doyle.

Senate Bill 240.  Relating to: knowledge tests for commercial driver license applicants who hold a military commercial driver license. By (FE)  Senators Petrowski, Hansen, Olsen, Schultz and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Bernard Schaber, Kooyenga, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Spiros, Weatherston and Wright.

Senate Bill 247.  Relating to: commercial motor vehicle out-of-service violations. By (FE)  Senator Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Spiros, Ripp, Brooks, Vruwink and Weatherston.  

Senate Bill 251.  Relating to: therapeutic alternate drug selections in nursing homes, performance of patient services by a pharmacist, and the practice of pharmacy. By Senators Gudex, Moulton and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Endsley, Czaja, Pridemore, A. Ott, Brooks, Spiros, Stone, Schraa, Kestell and Hulsey. 

Senate Bill 252.  Relating to: authorizing a city or village to require the Department of Revenue to redetermine the value of the tax incremental base of certain tax incremental districts. By (FE)  Senators Gudex, L. Taylor, Grothman, Harris, T. Cullen, Olsen and Jauch; cosponsored by Representatives Schraa, Hintz, Spiros, Thiesfeldt, Weatherston, Brooks, Ripp, Stone, Kahl, Kolste, Mason, Wright, Jorgensen, Zepnick and Bies.  

Senate Bill 253.  Relating to: deadlines for claiming lottery prizes, motor vehicle fuel bulk plants, repealing the woodland tax, property tax publications, the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit, manufacturing property tax assessment objections, and reporting capital stock transfers. By (FE)  Senators Tiffany, Gudex and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Stroebel, Marklein, Craig, Milroy, Bies and Knudson. 

Senate Bill 256.  Relating to: violation of motor vehicle salvage dealer licensing requirements and providing a penalty. By Senators Petrowski and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Sanfelippo, Ripp, Bies and Schraa. 

Senate Bill 258.  Relating to: the distribution by schools of a concussion and head injury information sheet and the participation by pupils in a youth athletic activity. By Senators Farrow, Darling, L. Taylor, Harsdorf, Lehman, Grothman and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Wright, Thiesfeldt, Berceau, Pridemore, Ringhand, Nass, Murphy, Brooks, Spiros, Craig, Strachota, Ohnstad and Endsley.

Senate Bill 262.  Relating to: labeling of duplicate ballots. By Senators Lazich, Vukmir, Grothman and Darling; cosponsored by Representative Sanfelippo.  

Senate Bill 264.  Relating to: securing the ballot container. By Senators Lazich, Vukmir and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Bernier, Knodl, T. Larson and Sanfelippo. 

Senate Bill 265.  Relating to: party representation for election officials serving at polling places. By Senators Lazich, Leibham, Vukmir and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Bernier, Sanfelippo and Pridemore.  

Senate Bill 267.  Relating to: recording the type of identifying document provided by an elector as proof of residence. By Senators Lazich, Leibham, Vukmir, Darling and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Bernier, Strachota, Sanfelippo, Tittl, Knodl and Pridemore.  

Senate Bill 269.  Relating to: penalties for violation of certain moped dealer and recreational vehicle dealer requirements and providing a penalty. By Senators Petrowski and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Stone, Ripp and Ohnstad.  

Senate Bill 270.  Relating to: motorcycle operator's licenses and rider courses. By (FE)  Senators Petrowski, Grothman, L. Taylor and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Stone, Ripp, Ballweg, Brooks, Knodl, Mursau, Spiros, Tittl and Weatherston.

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

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

Assembly Bill 22.  Relating to: municipal court fees. By (FE)  Representatives Thiesfeldt, Kapenga, Doyle, Hebl, Schraa, Jagler, Petersen, Kahl, Kaufert, Bernier, Petryk, T. Larson, A. Ott, Bernard Schaber, Kooyenga, Tauchen, Strachota, Ohnstad and Sinicki; cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Gudex, Schultz, Carpenter, Harris, Leibham and Shilling.

Assembly Bill 27.  Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. By (FE)  Representatives Kuglitsch, August, A. Ott, Craig, Stone, Schraa, Jacque, Spiros, Stroebel and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Vukmir and Farrow.  

Assembly Bill 62.  Relating to: the definition of intoxicant. By Representatives Bies, Berceau, T. Larson, Spiros, Thiesfeldt, Doyle, Bernard Schaber, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Kaufert, Brooks, Kahl, J. Ott, Czaja, Sinicki, Krug, Swearingen and Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators Tiffany, Risser, Lassa, Lasee, Schultz, Lehman and L. Taylor.  

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.

Senate Calendar for October 15, 2013

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

QUESTION:          Shall the appointment be confirmed?

Brunner, Scott, of Wauwatosa, as a Public Member 3 on the Real Estate Appraisers Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2016.  

Dammanna, Manjula, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015.

Dosemagen, Dr. Debra, of Milwaukee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2016.  

Falstad, David, of Oconomowoc, as Commissioner 2 on the Labor and Industry Review Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2015. 

Hill-Breunig, Peggy, of Waunakee, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015. 

Hughes, Wendy, of Monona, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2016. 

Nickel, Jennifer, of Eagle River, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015. 

Shier, Victor, of Kewaskum, as a non WRS Participant/beneficiary on the Employee Trust Funds Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2017.  

Walsh, Molly, of Madison, as a member of the Professional Standards Council for Teachers, to serve for the term ending June 30, 2015.  

Eighth Order.                      Messages from the Assembly.

QUESTION:          Shall the Assembly amendment be concurred in?

Senate Bill 179.  Relating to: miscellaneous provisions related to rental and vehicle towing practices and eviction proceedings, prohibitions on enacting ordinances that place certain limitations or requirements on landlords, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority. By Senators Lasee and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Stroebel, Pridemore, Jacque, Kerkman and Bies. 

Ninth Order.                        Special Orders.

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

QUESTION:          Shall the joint resolution be adopted?

Senate Joint Resolution 45.  Relating to: designating the Honor and Remember Flag as Wisconsin's emblem of service and sacrifice by those in the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty. By Senators Harsdorf, Farrow, L. Taylor, Lehman and T. Cullen; cosponsored by Representatives Murtha, Petryk, Spiros, Williams, Kerkman, Milroy, Bernier, A. Ott, Bies, Ballweg, T. Larson, Murphy, Nass, Brooks, Vruwink and Marklein.

Senate Joint Resolution 54.  Relating to: proclaiming November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. By Senators Darling, Cowles, Hansen, Kedzie, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Olsen, Risser, Schultz, Shilling and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Berceau, Bernier, Bies, Danou, Endsley, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jacque, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kolste, Marklein, Milroy, Murphy, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Pope, Pridemore, Ringhand, Ripp, Shankland, Spiros, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Vruwink, Williams and Wright. 

Senate Joint Resolution 56.  Relating to: proclaiming the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. By Senators Darling, Lazich, T. Cullen, Erpenbach, Gudex, Harris, Harsdorf, Kedzie, C. Larson, Lassa, Lehman, L. Taylor and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Czaja, Berceau, Bewley, Bies, Born, Danou, Goyke, Hebl, Jagler, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kessler, Kleefisch, Krug, Mason, Milroy, Murtha, Nass, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Pridemore, Sinicki, Spiros, C. Taylor, Tranel and Wachs.

QUESTION:          Shall the joint resolution be concurred in?

Assembly Joint Resolution 55.  Relating to: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. By Representatives Milroy, Mason, Ballweg, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Bernier, Bewley, Genrich, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jacque, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kolste, T. Larson, Ohnstad, Pope, Pridemore, Ripp, C. Taylor, Vruwink, Wright and Danou; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Hansen, Lazich and Lehman.

Assembly Joint Resolution 56.  Relating to: recognizing October 6 as German-American Day. By Representatives Kessler, Hesselbein, Sargent, Weininger, Knodl, Ohnstad, Kaufert, Wright, Zamarripa, Murphy, Nass, Pridemore, Ballweg, Mason, Kahl, Thiesfeldt, A. Ott, Vruwink, Bernier and Murtha; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Lehman, Lazich, Risser, Schultz and Grothman.

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

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

Senate Bill 152.  Relating to: exemption from regulation for certain annuities and providing a penalty. By Senators Lasee, Harsdorf, Schultz and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Knudson, Zepnick, Marklein and Czaja.

Senate Bill 155.  Relating to: the prohibition on telephone solicitations to residential customers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. By Senators Tiffany, Cowles, Olsen, Gudex, Petrowski and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Ripp, Marklein, Jagler, Brooks, Bies, T. Larson, Bernier, Murphy, Mursau, Czaja, Endsley, Sinicki, Strachota, Hintz, A. Ott, Ohnstad, Spiros, Tranel, Jacque and Tittl.  

Senate Bill 250.  Relating to: temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses issued to fair associations. By Senators Moulton, Harsdorf, Grothman, L. Taylor, Shilling, Hansen, Vinehout, Tiffany, Schultz and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives T. Larson, Ohnstad, Strachota, Thiesfeldt, A. Ott, Danou, Krug, Ballweg, Brooks, Hesselbein, Vruwink, Bernier, Tranel, Nass, Ripp and Murtha. 

Senate Bill 275.  Relating to: the role of the clerk of a circuit court in filing the oath and bond of a municipal judge; signatures on citations or complaints alleging a violation of a municipal ordinance; the fee for a transcript of an electronic recording of municipal court proceedings; and the authority of a municipal court judge to order a default judgment against a defendant who fails to appear at trial. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.  

Senate Bill 284.  Relating to: allowing pupils in grades 7 and 8 to earn high school credit. By Senators Grothman, Olsen, Lazich, Risser, Miller and Gudex; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Kestell, Tittl, Jacque, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Spiros, Brooks, Weatherston, Pridemore, Nass, Kooyenga, Endsley, Krug, Jagler, Marklein, Bernier, Knodl, Stone and Schraa.  

Senate Bill 294.  Relating to: access to presentence investigation report by an assistant attorney general. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.  

Senate Bill 295.  Relating to: conveyance of information from a firearms dealer to the Department of Justice to request a firearms restrictions record search before transferring a handgun. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott.

Senate Bill 296.  Relating to: transaction information for management of enforcement system. By Senator Grothman; cosponsored by Representative J. Ott. 

Senate Bill 310.  Relating to: the definitions of an all-terrain vehicle and a utility terrain vehicle, restrictions on operating an all-terrain vehicle or a utility terrain vehicle on a roadway, and seating requirements for utility terrain vehicles. By Senators Harsdorf, Petrowski, Tiffany, Vinehout, Cowles, Moulton, Kedzie, Leibham, Shilling, Grothman, Lassa and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Severson, A. Ott, Bernier, Czaja, Danou, Krug, T. Larson, Marklein, Milroy, Mursau, Nygren, Petryk, Ringhand, Ripp, Smith, Spiros, Steineke, Swearingen, Tauchen, Wright, Endsley and Kuglitsch.

Senate Bill 315.  Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility. By Senators Farrow and Ellis; cosponsored by Representative Kaufert.  

Senate Bill 317.  Relating to: race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names and making an appropriation. By Senators Lazich, Kedzie, Farrow, Ellis, Olsen and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Nass, Craig, Kaufert, Jacque, Tittl, Kramer, Knodl, Ballweg, Sanfelippo, Petersen, Loudenbeck, August, Pridemore, Weatherston, Kuglitsch, Ripp, Schraa, Stroebel, Murphy and LeMahieu.

Senate Bill 333.  Relating to: a Transitional Jobs program. By Senators Darling, Gudex, C. Larson, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Olsen, Schultz, Shilling and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Weatherston, Mason, Ballweg, Bies, Brooks, Czaja, Endsley, Jagler, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kolste, Krug, LeMahieu, Marklein, Nygren, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Stone and Tittl.  

Senate Bill 337.  Relating to: examination requirements for various professional credentials and powers of the Board of Nursing. By  Senators Lasee, Grothman, Cowles, Darling and Petrowski; cosponsored by Representatives Kooyenga, Nygren, Petryk, Tranel, Krug, LeMahieu, Knodl, Marklein and Kleefisch.  

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

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

Assembly Bill 61.  Relating to: alcohol beverages violations involving underage persons on licensed premises. By Representatives Jacque, Kleefisch, Bies, August, Born, Endsley, Kaufert, Kuglitsch, Knodl, LeMahieu, Petersen, Ripp, Schraa, Spiros, Swearingen and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Gudex, Kedzie and Moulton.

Assembly Bill 139.  Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. By Representatives J. Ott, Severson, Czaja, Jacque, Brooks, Strachota, Marklein, A. Ott, Kestell, Murphy, Stroebel, Nygren, Bies, Ballweg, Stone, T. Larson, Endsley and LeMahieu; cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Vukmir, Farrow, Cowles, Tiffany, Olsen, Darling, Moulton and Lasee. 

Assembly Bill 201.  Relating to: giving certain veterans priority in registering for courses at the University of Wisconsin System. By Representatives Hesselbein, Nass, Barca, Barnes, Berceau, Bernier, Bies, Born, Brooks, Clark, Czaja, Goyke, Hebl, Hulsey, Jagler, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kleefisch, Kolste, Kooyenga, T. Larson, Milroy, Ohnstad, Pridemore, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Smith, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Wright and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, T. Cullen, Ellis, Erpenbach, Harris, Lassa, Schultz and Wirch.  

Assembly Bill 280.  Relating to: warning lights on police vehicles. By Representatives Ripp, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Born, Brooks, Hulsey, Kahl, Krug, Marklein, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Spiros, Tittl, Weatherston and Wright; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Erpenbach, Hansen, Lassa, Lehman, Olsen, Schultz and L. Taylor.

Assembly Bill 281.  Relating to: warning lights on school buses. By Representatives Ripp, Bernard Schaber, Brooks, Krug, Murphy, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Smith, Tittl, Weatherston and Wright; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Hansen, Kedzie, Lassa, Lehman, Olsen, Schultz and L. Taylor.

Assembly Bill 282.  Relating to: the length of vehicles that may be operated on the highway without an overlength permit. By   Representatives Spiros, Ripp, Ballweg, Krug and Weatherston; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski and L. Taylor. 

Assembly Bill 350.  Relating to: exemptions from securities registration requirements. By Representatives Craig, Weininger, August, Bernier, Czaja, Genrich, Hutton, Jagler, Kapenga, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kooyenga, Kramer, Kuglitsch, Murphy, Nass, Sanfelippo, Schraa, Suder, Thiesfeldt and Neylon; cosponsored by Senators Vukmir, Gudex, Darling, Farrow, Grothman, Lasee, Tiffany and T. Cullen.

Assembly Bill 355.  Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. By (FE)  Representatives Mursau, Swearingen, Czaja, T. Larson, Murtha, Nygren, Spiros and Tittl; cosponsored by Senators Petrowski, Tiffany, Grothman and Jauch. 

Assembly Bill 356.  Relating to: a grant for the relocation of a county trunk highway in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties and making an appropriation. By Representative Endsley; cosponsored by Senator Leibham. 

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.

Wisconsin General Fund Update:

According to the Department of Administration’s Annual Fiscal Report, Wisconsin’s closing general fund balance for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $759.2 million, exceeding the estimated balance by $89.6 million.

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Walker Announces Special Election for the 82nd Assembly District

Governor Scott Walker called a special election for the 82nd assembly district. The general election is scheduled Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  If there is a primary, it is scheduled Tuesday, November 18, 2013.  Nomination papers for interested individuals are due October 22, 2013.

The special election is called to fill the vacant 82nd assembly seat previously occupied by Representative Jeff Stone.  Jeff recently resigned from the Assembly to accept a position at the Public Service Commission.

Senator Lazich’s Statement Applauding State Senate’s Approval of $100 Million Property Tax Relief

Senator Mary Lazich released the following statement applauding the Wisconsin State Senate’s approval of $100 million in property tax relief during a Special Session.

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Government Functioning at its Best

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The Wisconsin State Senate Special Session to approve $100 million in property tax relief for hardworking Wisconsin taxpayers and families, 2013 October Special Session Senate Bill 1, was Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  The Senate’s approval is an example of Government functioning at its best. During the Senate debate Senate Democrats offered a substitute amendment to move the $100 million into the Budget Stabilization Fund, rainy day fund, rather than returning the money to taxpayers.  The substitute amendment was defeated 19-14.  The bill to provide $100 million in property tax relief was approved by the State Senate with a 28-5 vote.  Thursday, October 17, 2013, the State Assembly approved 2013 October Special Session Senate Bill 1 with a 82-12 vote.

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Senator Lazich Schedules Tele-Town Hall

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) announces Tele-Town Hall scheduled Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 PM.  Constituents may call and participate in the conversation or listen. 

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2013 Capitol Christmas Tree Theme: Wisconsin Traditions

The Wisconsin Department of Administration is accepting ornaments to adorn the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree.  This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree theme is Wisconsin traditions. 

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State Senator Lazich's Weekly Insight

Common Core Public Hearings Continue  
The Joint Select Legislative Review Committee on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) six hour public hearing was Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Eau Claire.  Wisconsin adopted the CCSS during 2010, under the authority of state Superintendent Tony Evers.  His decision to adopt the standards received little public scrutiny until recently.

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Good Luck at State Muskego Warriors Boys Soccer Team

The Muskego High School Boys Soccer team qualified for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division I State Boys Soccer Semifinals.  The Muskego Warriors are set to take on the Arrowhead Union High School Warhawks Friday, November 1, 2013, 5:00 PM at Time Warner Cable Stadium, Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee.  The winner will play the Division I State Boys Soccer Final Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:00 PM.

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Reminder: Senator Mary Lazich Tele-Town Hall

Constituents are invited to participate in a Tele-Town Hall Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 PM.  The telephone number to call and participate or listen to the Tele-Town Hall is 1-877-229-8493.  You must provide ID number 112127 to listen and/or participate.

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Thank You to Tonight’s Tele-Town Hall Participants

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, I hosted the first Senate District 28 Tele-Town Hall.  Thanks to everyone participating.  If your question did not get answered, or you missed the Tele-Town Hall and would like to ask a question, please call my office at 800-334-1442 or email me at sen.lazich@legis.wisconsin.gov .

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