Manufacturing in Wisconsin Manufacturing is a strength of Wisconsin, and during manufacturing month, I’ve heard over and over about the shortage of workers.
National Cyber Security Month Cyber Security is essential to all of us. The state of Wisconsin blocks well over 1 million suspicious emails daily.
Celebrate Children License Plate The seemingly ordinary act of buying a license plate can now mean so much more. The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board is joining a statewide campaign to encourage residents to buy the Celebrate Children license plate.
The Badger Promise Program A new program that will provide free tuition to first generation students transferring to UW-Madison, called the “Badger Promise”, was announced earlier this month.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Everyone has the ability to play a role to protect their friends, family, and colleagues from suicide.
The Assembly Passes the State Budget Our two year biennial budget of $76 billion has passed the Assembly.
September is Preparedness Month While I was traveling in the district this week, I heard folks say, “aren’t we glad we don’t have to worry about hurricanes?”
Rep. Ballweg's Summer Recap As the summer is winding down and children are heading back to school, I want to recap what I was doing this summer.
Second Public Hearing on the Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care Hello, I’m State Representative Joan Ballweg. We just had the second public hearing for the Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care.
Assembly Passes Foxconn Legislation Hello, I’m State Representative Joan Ballweg, and we are here on the floor today to discuss the Foxconn deal.
Wisconsin's Administrative Code What has nearly 12 million words and would take an individual about 667 hours to read?
World Breastfeeding Week In honor of this week being World Breastfeeding Week, I wanted to talk about a bill Representative Subeck, Senator Johnson, and I worked on called the Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act (AB 193).
Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care I’m very excited that we started the Task Force on Foster Care this week, initiated by the Speaker. What I am most excited about is that the members on this Task Force have real life experiences with the foster care system
CSG Nomination I've had the opportunity to attend several conferences this summer mainly focused on my work with strengthening families, improving opportunities for children in foster care, and helping babies to be safe and grow up healthy.
Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care It was nearly six years ago when Mrs. Walker asked me to serve on her Fostering Futures initiative. This initiative brought together state agencies, the legislature, and the judicial branch to see that Wisconsin children and youth in foster care achieve permanency and succeed with their biological parents or other caring adults.
100th Anniversary of the State Capitol This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Wisconsin State Capitol, and there will be special events going on in Madison all year to celebrate.
Visit a County Fair Last week was the official start of summer, and with that comes county fairs. Often, when we think of fairs we think about fun deep fried food, or carnival rides, but county fairs offer a lot more than that.
Badger Boys and Girls State This week, I presented at Badger Boys State sponsored by the American Legion, and Badger Girls State sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
The Period of Purple Crying I want to talk today about an educational piece that we learned about through the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus called the period of purple crying.
Community Efforts to Strengthen Families Recap This week, I was happy to be one of the co-hosts for the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus recap meeting on our informational hearing series, Community Efforts to Strengthen Families.