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 state Office of the Inspector General (OIG), an office within the Department of Health Services (DHS), released a new public assistance fraud hotline. Suspected public assistance fraud may be reported to the Office of the Inspector General Fraud Hotline toll free at 1-877-865-3432.
The OIG investigates fraud tips for abuses of public resources such as:
· Billing Medicaid for services/equipment not provided.
· Filing a false application for a DHS-funded assistance program such as Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, WIC or FoodShare.
· Trafficking of FoodShare benefits.
· Crime/misconduct/mismanagement by a DHS employee/official or contractor.