My 2018 Spring Newsletter You should have received my spring newsletter in your mailbox this week. Inside, you’ll see what we’ve accomplished in the legislature and things I’ve been doing to serve the 41st Assembly District.
14th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship I’m happy to announce that my office is now taking applications for the 14th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
March is Youth Art Month We're here in the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate Youth Art Education Month. I'm here with a few of the prize winners that are from the 41st Assembly District.
2017-2018 Session Recap I think we had an awfully productive session. I’m really proud of the bills that came from constituents, whether it was something with the Register of Deeds or the TraJa Act.
Bill Expanding the TraJa Act Passes Assembly Floor In 2016, there was over 7,000 Wisconsin children living in out-of-home care and that number is continuing to grow.
2-1-1 Wisconsin Most people are familiar with calling 9-1-1 in emergencies for police, fire, or EMTs, but as part of the N11 codes, Wisconsin participates in another number available for those who are struggling with housing options, need disaster relief, or are in a personal crisis.
Bolstering Wisconsin’s Rural Communities and Farming Families During the State of the State last week, Governor Walker announced an ambitious agenda for 2018.
Child Tax Credit Rebate Earlier this week, Governor Walker gave his annual State of the State Address.
Legislative Priorities for 2018 With the spring session in full swing, Assembly Republicans released our top four legislative priorities for 2018.
Expanding the TraJa Act On average, twenty people per minute are physically abused by their partner in the United States.
Upcoming Assembly Session Dates Now that the holidays are over, my focus is on the Assembly’s upcoming session dates. A few bills that I am working on include:
Merry Christmas from the Ballweg Office! The holidays in the Capitol are always a beautiful sight.
The National Conference for the Council of State Governments This week, I attended the National Conference for the Council of State Governments (CSG).
Beware of Holiday Scams With the holiday season right around the corner, many people use this time to donate generously to charities.
Governor Walker Signed 7 of my Bills into Law Following our fall floor session, the Governor has plenty of bills on his desk to sign and put into law.
The Capitol Restoration Project Starting in 1988, the Capitol underwent a 14-year renovation and restoration project.
Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Research indicates the more words children hear from parents and caregivers, the more they learn.
The Red Tape Review Initiative This session, I am continuing the ongoing red tape review initiative, and this has raised awareness in the legislature on the impact that rules have on individuals and businesses.
Update on the Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care Over the last several months, the Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care has traveled across the state to get input and feedback from the general public and those who are involved in the foster care system.
Wisconsin's Social Workers Social workers do the hard work of serving and strengthening relationships within diverse populations.