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.

UPDATE: Voting rights for felons

A three-judge panel in Washington State has ruled that felony prisoners there must be allowed to vote. The case could go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

During July 2009, I wrote about my opposition to efforts by legislative Democrats to expand felon voting rights in Wisconsin.

The Racine Journal Times Editorial Board has also weighed in on the subject:

Handing all of them (felons)  the keys to the nation’s greatest privilege removes one of the stains from their records.

Freedom and voting are a package deal, and committing a major offense costs you both.”

You can read the editorial here. 

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