To the Editor:
(Re.“State Sen. Ballweg, please rescue appointees from positional purgatory,” Jan. 19, 2023) I wanted to make clear that the process in which my legislative aide laid out was correct.
Last session, I chaired the Senate Committee on Agriculture and tourism which held true to this process and voted out all appointments referred to it. My committee members met and spoke with those who were appointed, I held a public hearing and an executive session on each one, and I advocated to my Senate colleagues to approve them on the floor once they were out of my committee.
With the new session starting and me once again chairing the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism, I plan to treat appointees the same and hold true to the process I had last session.
— Sen. Joan Ballweg