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Wisconsin State Legislature
Ducks Bill Signed into Law
Today, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 67, amending the statutory exception allowing the popular Wisconsin Dells tour vehicles greater access to our roadways.
May 2013 Proclaimed Youth Traffic Safety Month
The Wisconsin State Legislature has proclaimed May 2013 as Youth Traffic Safety Month. Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) introduced the resolution, brought to local legislators by the Green Lake High School SADD Chapter.
Legislation Updating Ducks Tour Statutes Passes
Today the Wisconsin State Assembly passed Senate Bill 67, allowing the Wisconsin Dells Ducks tours to travel on state highways up to five miles. Current law allows these vehicles to travel on highways for a distance up to two miles.
Donate Life Budget Motion Adopted by JFC
The Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) adopted a budget motion to include a $2 Donate Life check-off on the state driver’s license application. Proceeds of these donations would benefit Donate Life Wisconsin.
Ballweg Announces Spring Listening Sessions
State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) has announced her spring listening sessions, held throughout the 41st Assembly District.
May 17, 2013
Today SB 67, "the Ducks bill," was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. This legislation changes the exception that allows the popular Wisconsin Dells tour vehicles to use our roadways.
May 10, 2013
The fifth annual Green Lake Angler Young Angler Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 on Green Lake.
May 3, 2013
My spring budget survey is in the mail, set to be delivered to households in the 41st Assembly District. I also have an online version where you can share your feedback with my office, located at my legislative website.
April 26, 2013
I was honored to receive the Wisconsin Idea Award at the 2013 Wisconsin Joint Council of Extension Professionals Conference on April 18.
April 19, 2013
I have held six of the 10 listening sessions scheduled around the 41st Assembly District. If you've been unable to attend one, there are four remaining locations scheduled for next week.
April 12, 2013
Today I travel to Adams, Neshkoro, and Ripon for the first round of my spring listening sessions. If you missed one today, there are still several sessions to make.
April 5, 2013
All are welcome and encouraged to attend any Listening Session in order to share your thoughts on the biennial budget and other state issues.
March 29, 2013
Sen. Petrowski and I addressed dentists from across the state who had gathered in Madison for their annual legislative day.
March 22, 2013
I'm happy to share with you that, for the first time since I've held this position, the Joint Finance Committee will be holding one of their public, state-wide budget hearings in the 41st Assembly District.
March 15, 2013
WisDOT is studying US 12 (Wisconsin Dells Parkway), from WIS 13 (Broadway St.) to WIS 23 (Munroe Ave./Whitlock St.) The 2.7 mile corridor runs parallel to I-90/94.
March 8, 2013
Assembly Bill 14, or Wisconsin Fast Forward, passed the Senate this week, sending the legislation to the governor’s desk for signature.
March 1, 2013
Last week, high school guidance counselors in the 41st Assembly District received informational packets for students to apply for the 9th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
February 22, 2013
This week we heard Governor Walker’s budget plan for the 2013-15 biennium. I am especially encouraged by the Governor’s investment in workforce development.
February 15, 2013
The Joint Legislative Council met this week to hear the results of four special study committees that reviewed various policy areas over the summer of 2012
February 8, 2013
This week, I was appointed by Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) to the Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health.
February 1, 2013
This week my official Facebook page launched. I’m excited to use this new avenue to share important stories with my constituents. Visit www.facebook.com/WIRepBallweg and like my page to keep updated with district, state, and legislative news.
January 25, 2013
You may not realize it, but state regulations govern the way we live. There are tens of thousands of regulations in the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
January 18, 2013
Rep. Ballweg joined colleagues from the Assembly and Senate, members of the State Supreme Court and others to hear Governor Walker's plan for the upcoming year.
January 11, 2013
Representative Ballweg was inaugurated on Monday, January 7th to her fifth term as the Assemblywoman from the 41st District. She was joined by her husband Tom, daughter Becky and mother Josephine as she took the oath of office.
January 4, 2013
Snowmobile safety classes will be held at the Princeton Public School in room 205, on January 8, 10, 15 and 17. Class time will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per student.
December 28, 2012
Happy New Year A heartfelt Happy New Year to all the residents of the 41st Assembly District. It is a true honor to represent the people of this hard-working district. Please enjoy the holidays and be safe.
December 14, 2012
State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) issued this statement regarding the Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Committee on 911 Communications.
December 7, 2012
State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) has been re-appointed as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Council Committee for the 2013-14 Legislative Session by Assembly Speaker elect Robin Vos.
November 29, 2012
November 21, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving It's that time of year to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives. I am proud to be a resident of the 41st Assembly District and am humbled that you elected me your representative for another 2 years.
November 16, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites eagerly await the arrival of the 2012 9-day gun deer season, which kicks off Nov. 17
November 9, 2012
Why We Celebrate Veterans Day
August 17, 2012
State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) will receive the “Friend of Grocers” award from the Wisconsin Grocers Association on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at noon at Zinke’s Village Market in Wisconsin Dells.
July 20, 2012
State Representative Joan Ballweg (R- Markesan) congratulates Moraine Park Technical College in Fond Du Lac for receiving over $700,000 in grant money.
July 13, 2012
Department of Health release a memo this week regarding WI EMS First Responders
June 21, 2012
State Representative Joan Ballweg (R- Markesan) chair of the Committee of Labor and Workforce Development commented on a release by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.