December 15, 2017 E-Update    

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Blue Books

The 2017-2018 Blue Books are in and signed. This year's feature story is, Women in the Wisconsin Legislature. If you would like to request a Blue Book from my office, please send me an email with your name and address.

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Upcoming Events:

Holiday Cookie Palooza
December 15 & 16, 2017
Sassafras Coffee
524 Mill St.
Green Lake, WI 54941

Blitzen's Book Store and Breakfast with Santa
December 16, 2017
Montello American Legion Hall
W3008 State Road 23
Montello, WI 53949

Holly Jolly Social with Women in Management
December 21, 2017
American Legion, Post 306
518 Water St.
Green Lake, WI 54941

Please email me if you have any upcoming events that you would like featured in this section.

Video Update from the Capitol

This week, I attended the National Conference for the Council of State Governments (CSG). CSG is an organization that involves all three branches of government to initiate communication and share insights to work on policy initiatives.

I have been heavily involved in this organization for a decade, and I even served as the 2016 Midwest CSG Chair. At the conference, I was honored to be added to the national leadership team of CSG. My term will go on for the next 4 years, and I will serve as the national chair in 2020.

Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council was also meeting at the same time. They asked me to participate in a panel to highlight all of the wonderful initiatives that we have been leaders of in Wisconsin. In addition, I was recognized as a recipient of the Regional Policy Council’s Legislative Mental Health Champion award for all of the work we have done here in Wisconsin.

Stay tuned for pictures from the conference and updates on my national leadership rotation.

Executive Director of CSG, David Atkins, Welcomes Rep. Ballweg into national leadership rotation

Technology Grants for Rural School Districts

Earlier this week, Governor Walker announced the availability of $15 million for Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) Information Technology Infrastructure grants. There are nine school districts in the 41st Assembly District who are eligible to receive money if they were to apply: Adams-Friendship, Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan, Montello, Princeton, Ripon Area, Westfield, and Wisconsin Dells.

TEACH grants assist districts in attaining equipment and technology necessary for a modern classroom. The grants can be used for various equipment and services including, access points, antennas, maintenance of internal connections, cabling, LAN controllers, routers, and more.

Eligible school districts should apply online at the TEACH website by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 2nd, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

School Visits

Thank you to St. John's Lutheran School in Berlin (L) and St. John's Catholic School in Princeton (R) for visiting the Capitol recently. If your school is looking to visit the Capitol, please reach out to my office so we can set up a photo for your group!

State Capitol - Room 210 North | Post Office Box 8952 | Madison, Wisconsin 53708
(608) 266-8077 |