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 JOBS NOW Task Force continues its series of meetings this Monday in Brown Deer. A successful meeting was held on March 10, 2009 in Howard, near Green Bay.
It is imperative Wisconsin businesspeople attend, share their expertise and voice their concerns about the ramifications the proposed state budget and the recently approved state stimulus/budget repair bill will have on Wisconsin’s struggling business climate and economy.
I have personally invited Wisconsin’s top business leaders to the next WISCONSIN JOBS NOW Task Force meeting Monday, March 23, 2009. Their input is invaluable in reviving our state economy and getting people back to work. Here is the invitation I extended:
Dear Chamber of Commerce Leader:
Do you share my deep concern that Wisconsin’s business climate is in desperate need of dramatic improvement?
Republicans in the state Legislature have formed the WISCONSIN JOBS NOW Task Force that is touring the state holding listening sessions soliciting input from the business community. I invite you and your members to attend the next meeting of the task force scheduled Monday, March 23, 2009, in the Milwaukee area to discuss your concerns about Wisconsin business policies and suggestions to strengthen our business climate.
Your input will be incorporated into a report of recommendations to the Legislature to create jobs and truly stimulate our economy. The task force was developed by legislative Republicans after the Wisconsin budget adjustment bill was approved and signed into law in a span of 48 hours without adequate scrutiny from the public or news media. The bill made significant changes to the state’s business tax structure with the enactment of combined reporting, a streamlined sales tax, a sales tax on business software, and several other tax increases. Other business proposals in the Legislature include a minimum wage increase and changes in the wage lien law that were approved by Democrats controlling the state Senate and are currently in the State Assembly.
A very successful and productive task force meeting was conducted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in Howard, Wisconsin near Green Bay. Mr. Cap Wulf of the Wulf Brothers heating and cooling company in Sturgeon Bay made an excellent statement summarizing the general business consensus: "We in the business community who make it possible for government to exist need to come together and unite. People in power now represent government, unions and trial lawyers. I don't know where business falls in their thinking. I feel more like an indentured servant.”
I strongly encourage you to share your much-needed expertise at the next task force meeting:
Monday, March 23, 2009
9275 N. 49th St.
Brown Deer, WI
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please RSVP your attendance to me. If you wish to testify and are unable to attend, please send me your testimony and I will make sure it is included with live testimony.
I also invite you to read my business entries on the BizTimes Biz Blog at http://www.biztimes.com/blogs/milwaukee-biz-blog/authors/senator-mary-lazich and my blog about various state government issues on the MyCommunityNOW website at http://blogs.newberlinnow.com/conserv_speaking/. You can also see an interview I did with Wisconsin Eye about Governor Doyle's proposed 2009-11 state budget and the state stimulus/budget repair bill: mms://184.108.40.206/dis/dis_090219_sen_lazich.wmv
Wisconsin State Senator