Rep. Ballweg Announced the 2020 National Chair of the Council of State Governments Representative Joan Ballweg was elected the 2020 national Chair of the Council of State Governments. It is a nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of government with the mission of fostering the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.
Legislators Ask DWD to Reconsider Closing Northern Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Hearing Offices The Department of Workforce Development recently announced the closure of Unemployment Insurance hearing offices in Eau Claire and Appleton, leaving office only in Madison and Milwaukee. This decision creates an unnecessary burden for people and businesses in areas of northern Wisconsin
Statement from Speaker Robin Vos on Governor’s Call for Increased Mental Health Funding Republicans have led the way in expanding mental health treatment opportunities in schools over the past several budgets. The current spending plan doubles the funding for student mental health programs.
Rep. Nygren Sues Governor Evers for Hiding Records Governor Evers and his staff are blatantly hiding and denying access to public documents. Whether it’s the media, a concerned citizen, or an elected official, the public records law exists to provide access to what government is doing. Governor Evers is not above the law.
Rep. Tony Kurtz: New Markets Equal New Opportunities for Wisconsin Farmers Wisconsin farmers have faced setbacks, but we’re still among the best at what we do. Give us an even playing field, and we can compete with anyone in the world. New deals like this one with Japan or the USMCA currently before Congress are wins for our country, our state, and our neighbors.