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 FiveThirtyEight website features an article this week suggesting more high school graduates are choosing work over college. According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, just under 66 percent of the graduating class of 2013 attended college last fall. This is the lowest percentage of graduates since 2006 and the third decline in the past four years. The drop in college enrollment is attributed two factors: (1) an improving job market and (2) the rising cost of higher education.