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.
Two years ago, I wrote a column predicting “an outrageous explosion of gambling, the likes of which Wisconsin has never seen. Tourism brochures can start describing the Badger State as the Las Vegas of the Midwest.”
I specifically pointed to the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee and how its massive expansion flies in the face of voters and the Wisconsin Constitution.
Just how big was the growth at Potawatomi? Here is the most recent ranking of the top 10 largest Indian casinos.