Lazich's beef with the federal version of the compact is that any proposal to divert water outside the Great Lakes drainage basin can be vetoed by a single governor. As outlined in the accord, a diversion must be unanimously approved.
Lazich is working to change that provision so that only a simple majority vote of the eight Great Lakes states governors is needed for approval of a diversion project.
Her stance is viewed as an obstruction to compact approval.
Maybe she's right -- let's start all over after 9 years of effort. A lot of people want changes -- like maybe banning all diversions, including those to her district; like banning diversions in bottles.
This has to be posturing; there is no chance the compact will be changed. It's an up or down proposition at this point.