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.
During August 2010, the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released a report about the Division of Gaming that included details about reimbursements for a staff attorney.I blogged:
“The LAB suggested the expenditures pertaining to the Division’s full-time legal counsel be monitored closely to ensure they are reasonable and necessary. The
The same month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that an administrator with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) was commuting to
“The state employee in charge of responding at a moment's notice to riots and other disturbances in Wisconsin prisons recently moved to Illinois, more than 90 miles away from his office in Madison.
The employee also received an exemption to state policy requiring him to keep his specially equipped emergency response vehicle at his home overnight. The same policy forbids the car, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala similar to a police cruiser equipped with a special two-way radio, to be driven outside of
Under an agreement reached with the head of the Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions Administrator Bill Grosshans parks the car in an elementary school lot overnight in tiny Hazel Green, about 5 miles from his home in Galena, Ill.”
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I sought further explanation from the DOC about this, unusual to say the least, arrangement. The DOC informs that Bill Grosshans awakes every day at 3:00 a.m. to drive to work in
The rationale offered by DOC doesn’t come close to being satisfactory. This type of arrangement should never have been approved.