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.
Wisconsin gained about 27,500 private-sector jobs during September 2013 to September 2014. Quarterly wages by private-sector employers also grew by 3% year over year. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at 5.2%, marking the lowest since 2008, and lower than the national average of 5.6%. In addition, unemployment insurance claims for the first seven weeks of 2015 are the lowest since 1995. According to Gallup’s annual ranking, Wisconsin’s job market is tied for second best in the nation, behind only North Dakota.
Department of Workforce Development
One of our top priorities continues to be cultivating the economic climate here in Wisconsin so that all citizens have the chance to achieve their piece of the American Dream and the freedom and prosperity that comes with it.