Conservatively Speaking

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.

Wisconsin is not cheap when it comes to schools

In the past, I’ve written that the state of Wisconsin is very generous when it come s to its support of public education. A report by the non-partisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) confirms the state’s generosity.

WISTAX reports, “Wisconsin spends more on public schools than on any other area. In 2006-07, the state’s school districts budgeted $9.6 billion, or an average of $11,085 per pupil. Of that, $6,442, or 58%, was for instruction. Per pupil expenditures rose 4.2%, with building and grounds costs up the most (5.0%)."

Read the entire WISTAX report.

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