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.

Public hearings scheduled about "Pickle Bill" regulations


Earlier this year, I blogged Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) adopted an emergency rule allowing certain home-canned foods to be sold without a license. 

Current regulations of sales at farmers' markets and community events have been temporary. DATCP has proposed a permanent rule and will conduct public hearings around the state seeking public input. The rule also expands opportunities for small-scale maple syrup producers to sell without a license.

Locations of the public hearings are outside Senate District 28. However, written and e-mail comments are being accepted.

Here are more details. 

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