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 Public Radio and St. Norbert College often team up to conduct various surveys in Wisconsin. The most recent survey asking state resident the most important issue facing Wisconsin was November 2005.
Here are the results:
Wisconsin Public Radio & St. Norbert College Survey Center
THE WISCONSIN SURVEY – FALL 2005
MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM FACING WISCONSIN
What is the most important problem facing the State of Wisconsin today? (open-ended)
1. Taxes and Government Budgets 29%
2. Economy and Jobs 14%
3. Education 9%
4. Politics 6%
4. Gas/Energy Prices 6%
6. Health Care 5.5%
7. Crime/Violence 5%
8. No Problems/Good 4%
9. Poverty 3%
10. Environment 2.75%
11. Moral Issues 1.5%
12. Welfare 1%
13. Immigration 1%
Not Sure 7%
No Opinion/No Answer 5%
Governor Doyle has called a special session of the legislature next Tuesday, December 11, 2007 to take up campaign finance reform. The Governor also wants the Legislature to consider a statewide smoking ban.
Neither of those issues are even mentioned in the survey.