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3/20/2020
Ballweg Spring Listening Session Changes State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) has announced that her spring listening sessions will be cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus.
3/3/2020
Three Ballweg Bills Signed Into Law Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) was present for the signing of three bills she authored this legislative session.
2/14/2020
Tax Cut Plan Announced Representative Joan Ballweg announced a new tax cut plan with colleagues today at the state capitol.
2/5/2020
Suicide Prevention Bill Signed Into Law Representative Joan Ballweg, Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, was proud to join Governor Evers on February 4, 2020 as he signed the first of the nine proposals put forward by the task force.
1/7/2020
16th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for the 16th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. This year’s deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020
12/9/2019
Rep. Ballweg Announced the 2020 National Chair of the Council of State Governments The Council of State Governments (CSG) announced their 2020 national leaders on December 7th, 2019 following a confirmation vote by the CSG Executive Committee. Wisconsin State Representative Joan Ballweg will serve as the National Chair. Others in the leadership rotation including...
11/25/2019
Fair Compensation Legislation Signed Into Law Representative Joan Ballweg and Senator Howard Marklein authored a bill that will prohibit auto manufacturers from surcharging on vehicles sold. This legislation was signed into law today by Governor Tony Evers.
11/21/2019
Ballweg Legislation Signed Into Law Representative Joan Ballweg and Senator Devin LeMahieu authored a bill that would clarify the five-day grace period for receipt of real and personal property taxes. Under current law, a five-day grace period is allowed but there have been differing opinions on what it means when the end of the...
11/13/2019
Lake Delton Bill Signed Into Law Representative Joan Ballweg and Senator Luther Olsen authored a bill extending two tax incremental districts in the Village of Lake Delton that was signed into law on November 13th. They were joined by Lake Delton Trustee and local business owner, Tom Diehl, and Wisconsin Dells...
11/12/2019
Assembly Passes Two Ballweg Bills The Assembly convened for their last session day of 2019 on November 12th. Representative Joan Ballweg authored two bills that passed unanimously.
11/7/2019
Suicide Prevention Task Force Recommendations Advance Representative Joan Ballweg, Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, joined her colleagues in voting to advance eight policy recommendations put forward by the task force in September.
11/5/2019
Column: Watch Out for Gift Card Scams It seems like every year there are new scams to watch out for, but one scam that has become increasingly common involves gift cards. Scammers ask people over phone or by email to pay back taxes or outstanding bills with gift cards, often asking the victims to read the PIN number off the back of the
10/10/2019
Inaugural First Responder of the Year Award State Representative Joan Ballweg presented Detective Shawn Posewitz of the Lake Delton Police Department the 2019 First Responder of the Year Award for the 41st Assembly District on October 10th.
10/8/2019
Three of Rep. Ballweg's Bills Advance Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) is proud to author three bills that passed the State Senate on October 8, 2019. The first of those bills extends Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs) for the Village of Lake Delton. TIDs provide funding for eligible developments including upgrading...
7/8/2019
Governor Evers Signs the WISCONSIN Budget State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) released the following statement about the 2019-2021 biennial budget signed into law by Governor Evers:
6/26/2019
Ballweg Votes to Approve the WISCONSIN Budget State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) released a statement following the Assembly passing the 2019-2021 state budget:
6/14/2019
Representative Ballweg Supports the WISCONSIN Budget The Joint Committee on Finance wrapped up their work on the state’s two year budget plan and it will now be sent to the legislature for approval. Rep. Ballweg (R-Markesan) supports the WISCONSIN Budget; a budget that continues to make historic investments in our schools and infrastructure.
5/24/2019
Continuing to Make Education Funding a State Priority As a former first grade teacher, I recognize first-hand the importance of providing adequate funding for our education system. Schools are where our future generations learn the foundations of success to become lifetime learners; an investment in our children today leads to future success...
5/24/2019
2019 Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship Winners State Representative Joan Ballweg presented her 15th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship this month to five outstanding students across the 41st Assembly District.
5/21/2019
100th Anniversary of Wisconsin Ratifying the 19th Amendment State Representative Joan Ballweg will join the women of the 104th Legislative Session in holding a reception on June 10, 2019 following the unveiling of Wisconsin’s original 19th Amendment document.
5/8/2019
Ballweg Announces May Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), Chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, has announced the second public hearing for the 15-member task force to be held May 20, 2019.
5/7/2019
Ballweg Selected as a Member of CSG National Task Force Subcommittee Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) has been selected to participate in a subcommittee of the Council of State Governments’ national Future of Work Task Force.
5/6/2019
Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship Winner State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) presented her first 15th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship on May 6th to Ripon High School Senior, Grace Rauch. Each year, five $500 scholarships are awarded to outstanding students across the 41st Assembly District...
3/13/2019
Ballweg Announces Chronic Wasting Disease Informational Session State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) has announced an informational session on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress have been invited to join.
3/13/2019
Column: Early Glimpse into this Year's State Budget As your state representative, one of the most important things I do is help decide how Wisconsin will spend its money in our biennial state budget. Every two years, the governor develops a plan to allocate money for state agencies and programs, as well as develop a way for the state to gain revenue.
3/6/2019
Rep. Ballweg Named Chair of Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) appointed Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) as the Chair of the Speaker’s bipartisan Task Force on Suicide Prevention on March 6, 2019.
2/12/2019
Assembly Passes Resolution Recognizing February as American Heart Month Representative Joan Ballweg authored a resolution to recognize and continue to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke by declaring February American Heart Month in Wisconsin. The measure passed the Assembly unanimously
1/22/2019
Reaction to Governor Evers' State of the State Address Over the past eight years of Republican leadership, Wisconsin has worked to accumulate the largest rainy day fund in state history, lowest tax burden in nearly 50 years and kept the unemployment rate under three percent for the 11th straight month.
1/17/2019
Rep. Ballweg Announces Middle Class Tax Cut Representative Joan Ballweg helped to announce an initiative to allow Wisconsin’s working class families to keep more of their hard-earned money.
1/10/2019
Assembly Republicans Send Letter to Governor Evers on Legislative Priorities Representative Joan Ballweg joined her Assembly Republican colleagues today in signing a letter outlining bi-partisan legislative priorities for this session.
1/8/2019
15th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for the 15th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. This year’s deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019.
1/7/2019
Ballweg Sworn in for 104th Wisconsin State Legislature State Representative Joan Ballweg joined her Assembly colleagues today for inauguration. Ballweg took the oath of office for her eighth legislative term with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler.