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.
Representative Weininger (R-Green Bay), is spearheading legislation requiring daily activity for elementary and middle school children. The legislation would increase children’s physical activity to reduce future obesity related healthcare costs.
According to Wisconsin’s Health and Human Services Department (DHS) 1 in 4 adults in Wisconsin are considered obese, costing the state $3.1 billion dollars each year.
The legislation could require up to 30 minutes of physical activity every day for elementary students and 45 minutes every day for middle school students.