Local Summer Activities What can you and your kids do to cool off on these hot summer days, at no cost or low cost? There are several options right around the corner. First, check the activities at your local public library.
Badger Boys and Girls State School is out, which means it's time for the annual Badger Boys and Badger Girls State programs. Badger Boys, sponsored by the American Legion, and Badger Girls, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, are week-long civics programs attended by high schoolers after their junior year.
Assembly Passes the WISCONSIN Budget Tuesday, the Assembly passed the 2019-21 state budget. In previous e-updates I talked about funding for education and children and families, so I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about transportation. The budget passed the Assembly and Senate earlier this week and will head to Governor Evers.
Wisconsin's Women Suffrage Celebration Last week Monday, June 10th, was the 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment. Women from the 104th Legislature took time to reflect on what this historic milestone meant to them.
The Budget Process Continues The budget process is underway, and I wanted to provide you with an update on what investments have been made so far. The Joint Committee on Finance has been holding executive sessions voting on various pieces of the budget including provisions relating to school funding, workforce training and...
It's June Dairy Month in Wisconsin! It’s Dairy Month again in Wisconsin. June Dairy Month started as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk and has grown into a month long promotion of the entire agriculture and dairy industry.
Education Priorities in the Budget Last week, Assembly Republicans released their K-12 budget priorities, which continue to invest in Wisconsin’s children, teachers and schools. This plan would invest $200 per pupil in additional funding, returns the state to its commitment of two-thirds funding of schools and includes...
100 Year Anniversary of Wisconsin Ratifying the 19th Amendment I’m State Representative Joan Ballweg. June 10, 2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment – giving women the right to vote. I authored a resolution that recognizes this historic milestone. The resolution was passed by the Assembly last week.
Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health can affect all aspects of your life; from how you cope with stress at home or at work to how you build relationships. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, where we aim to create a conversation around the importance of taking care of ourselves and our loved ones struggling...
Spring Listening Sessions Wrap-up I’m State Representative Joan Ballweg. I recently wrapped up seven listening sessions across the 41st Assembly District. Thank you to everyone who came out to let me know their thoughts and priorities.
April District Day Last week, I joined Capital City Sunday Host Emilee Fannon to talk about the Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month I’m State Representative Joan Ballweg. As a member of the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, I'm proud to co-sponsor a resolution declaring April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.
April is Donate Life Month Each year, I author a resolution to recognize April as Donate Life Month in Wisconsin. In the past, to raise awareness for the need of organ donors, I have sponsored legislation that created the organ donation check-off on our driver’s license renewal forms...
The Facts are Shocking Did you know, on average, one person dies by suicide every nine hours in Wisconsin? This week, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced membership for the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention.
Wisconsin Capital Budget You may have heard about Wisconsin’s Capital Budget in the news recently. The Capital Budget includes long-range planning for state agency and educational facility projects.
Chronic Wasting Disease in Marquette County Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD is a neurological disease that affects our deer and elk populations. In recent years, efforts to combat and control this disease have increased due to the difficulty of containment. This month, the first case of CWD in Marquette County was reported.
Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention Last week, I was named Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention by Speaker Vos. I am honored to have been asked to lead this initiative.
Women's History Month Starting in 1980, the National Women’s History Project, now the National Women’s History Alliance, successfully lobbied for the first presidential proclamation recognizing National Women’s History Week.
Career and Technical Education Month February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. CTE courses allow our students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in fields that often have workforce shortages and learn employability skills that will be valuable throughout their careers.
National Donor Day Almost 115,000 people in the U.S. are currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and 20 people die each day waiting for a lifesaving organ.