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.
A statewide survey of 500 likely voters during late February 2009 shows overwhelming support for cutting spending as the better alternative to fixing the state’s budget deficit. The survey was conducted for the MacIver Institute for Public Policy, a Madison-based think tank named after John K. MacIver. MacIver founded or led many significant and successful business, civic, cultural and political organizations in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
A release about the survey by the MacIver Institute says:
“83% of the people polled believe the best way to cut the deficit is to cut spending. Only 15% believe the state should focus on raising taxes to help balance the budget. In addition, 75% of the people polled oppose the Governor’s plan to increase the state budget by nearly eight percent, while only 22% thought that was a good idea.”
You can read all of the results of the survey here.
The MacIver Institute has also found that state residents are split about the effectiveness of the stimulus package to Wisconsin.