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.
The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued the final administrative step that will streamline the review of cranberry marsh expansions in Wisconsin. This is big news for one of the biggest industries in the state. The 2008 Wisconsin cranberry crop will be above earlier projections and demand for the berries is strong worldwide.
During October I blogged that a much-needed agreement had been reached between cranberry growers and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to quicken the permitting process for cranberry bogs. As many as 1,115 jobs could be created, and the impact on the state’s economy is expected to be about $75 million.
Here are more details from the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association.
Remember, the cranberry is a super food with many health benefits. It’s not just for Thanksgiving anymore.