February 23, 2018 E-Update    

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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:


Freeland Movie and Dinner Fundraiser
February 23, 2018
Green Lake American Legion
518 Water St.

Green Lake, WI 54941

*Tickets are 20 and will be available at Adams Rib, the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Post, or by calling 920.229.2156


Berlin Conservation Club Banquet
February 24, 2018
City Inn
689 Broadway St.
Berlin, WI 54923

Princeton Emergency Auxiliary Brat Fry
February 25, 2018
433 W. Main St.
Princeton, WI 54968

Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program
February 27, 2018
Adams County Community Center
569 N. Cedar St.
Adams, WI 53910

Markesan FFA Alumni
Toy Show

March 4, 2018
Markesan High School
100 E. Vista Blvd.
Markesan, WI 53946

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
March 4, 2018
St. John's Catholic School
125 Church St.
Berlin, WI 54968

Markesan FFA Donkey Basketball
March 6, 2018
Markesan High School
100 E. Vista Blvd.
Markesan, WI 53946

Berlin Association Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner
March 6, 2018
Berlin High School
222 Memorial Dr.
Berlin, WI 54923

Wearin & Sharin the Green
Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club
March 17, 2018
Heidel House Resort
643 Illinois Ave.
Green Lake, WI 54941

Hunter safety classes are being offered around the district. Find a class near you, here.

The Green Lake Caestecker Public Library offers classes every other week that helps people learn more about personal tech devices. Click here to learn more.

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

Video Update from the Capitol

What was your biggest accomplishment this session?

I think we had an awfully productive session. Iím really proud of the bills that came from constituents, whether it was something with the Register of Deeds or the TraJa Act. I think those are the things that resonate with my constituents.

This session, I was focused on trying to make sure that we have good government, and some of the highlights for me have to do with issues that are usually not simple, such as The Red Tape Review.

The thing that Iím most proud of is, that we have been able to continue the work of the Legislative Childrenís Caucus. This caucus highlights the importance of supporting our youngest and tries to inform legislative colleagues on the importance of investment in our most vulnerable. I think this also goes along with what we did in the Speakerís Task Force on Foster Care, trying to bring those important issues to light and get those initiatives through the legislature.

What was your favorite memory from this session?

I think Iíve been able to have some success this year because Iíve had awesome staff. Theyíve been responsive to my constituents and have helped me to do everything to make sure that we are successful.

What was the funniest moment from this session?

For Presidentís Day this year, the Assembly Republicans featured some of our favorite presidents in a video. One of my colleagues has a very interesting comparison to Abraham Lincoln, and I helped him to show just how similar they are.

Penfield Children's Center

Earlier this week, the Legislative Children's Caucus heard a presentation from the Penfield Children's Center in Milwaukee. They talked about The Behavior Clinic and Early Pathways Program which  provides in-home mental health services to preschoolers with emotional and behavioral problems. Currently, they serve over 400 children in Milwaukee County each year, train graduate students and other professionals in their treatment program, and conduct applied research.

I want to thank everyone who came out and participated in this hearing and discussion, and give a special thank you to Christine Holmes (President & CEO of Penfield Children's Center) and Heather Rotolo (Social Worker with Penfield) who came up to present to us.

Thank you for visiting!

This week, I met with Tony Krzyvewski of Grand Marsh with the Farmers Union, Olivia and Ester from Wayland Academy, and Elizabeth Hudson from the Office of Children's Mental Health. Olivia and Ester are working on their capstone project and we had a great conversation relating to trauma informed care. Thank you all for visiting me in the Capitol!


Attention Graduating Seniors!

Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for the 14th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. This yearís deadline is April 6, 2018.

Eligibility is open to all graduating seniors continuing their education in a 2-year technical college program or a 4-year baccalaureate degree program. Students must be graduating with at least a 3.0 average on a 4.0 point scale and must reside in the district. If you are unsure whether or not you reside in the 41st Assembly District, click here and enter your address.

State Capitol - Room 210 North | Post Office Box 8952 | Madison, Wisconsin 53708
(608) 266-8077 | mailto:Rep.Ballweg@legis.wisconsin.gov