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 is one of 14 states to increase cigarette taxes over the past two years.
There are concerns the cigarette tax increases will have the following ramifications:
1) Black-market cigarettes will be more profitable.
2) There will be an increase in cigarette smuggling.
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