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.
In recognition of Tax Day, the GovBeat blog at The Washington Post compiled nine fascinating maps about taxation in the United States. The blog post includes Wisconsin rankings compared to other states about tax growth, state-local tax burden, property taxes, and excise (alcohol and tobacco) taxes. Most of the maps include data up to the year 2011 and do not include the $2 billion in tax relief provided by Governor Walker and the Republican legislature since that year. The maps provide some context about Wisconsin’s tax climate during recent years and comparisons to other states.