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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.

State Senate rejects vote about suing the federal government

Legislation, Government health care

The state Senate today failed to bring Senate Resolution 11 to the state Senate floor for consideration that calls for Wisconsin’s Attorney General to file or join a lawsuit against the federal government over the new health care law. Senate Resolution 11
authorizes the Attorney General to challenge the law’s constitutionality.

Wisconsin has some of the best health care in the country. The federal government should not mandate that citizens purchase a product, in this case, health insurance. Violators would be subject to penalties.

Over a dozen attorneys general around the country are suing the federal government on constitutional grounds. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van H
ollen would need authorization from the governor or one house of the Legislature in order to file or join a lawsuit.

The vote to bring Senate Resolution 11 to the state Senate floor failed along party lines with all 5 Senate Republicans voting in favor of having a floor vote and all 18 Senate Democrats opposed.

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