To the editor:

I sent this letter to Joan Ballweg on July 3.

Dear Rep. Ballweg,

I am writing to you today because of my concern regarding the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Recent developments in other states have shown that it is not yet over, and while Wisconsin has been relatively fortunate thus far, smart leadership in Madison will help prevent our state from repeating others’ mistakes.

I urge you to lead your fellow legislators, in cooperation with the Senate and Governor, to outline and pass a clear, data-driven plan so Wisconsin can prepare and adapt quickly to future developments. My hope is that this plan would contain specific benchmarks for further reopening the state, as well as plans for reversing the reopening if, God forbid, the situation here worsens. We all depend on your leadership and service during this time of crisis.

Sincerely,

John Lyke

She never bothered to write back. Three months later, Wisconsin is making headlines as the new epicenter of coronavirus in the United States, and there’s no plan to stop it.

It didn’t have to be like this. Our representative could have taken things seriously, stepped up, and cut through the partisan chaos in Madison. Instead, she made a choice to sit by and do nothing. Joan Ballweg has failed our community and our state, and we deserve better.

— John Lyke

W13803 Skyline Circle

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(2) comments

Adam Umbreit

The Wisconsin Conservative Legislature has dropped the ball on every voter in this state by allowing outside interests like the way to powerful Tavern League and Law & Liberty Conservative group to run this state. As an outsider from a different state looking in, it is looking more like a Hazard county Wisconsin with the Conservative legislature so corrupt and has absolutly no interest in protecting the voters of this state. Can anyone tell us what these corrupt representatives have gotten done for us other than collecting a paycheck?

Carol Cate

Yeah Adam, I can tell you what they have gotten done.... these Republican "corrupt representatives" have been busy running to County Circuit Judges such as Sawyer Circuit Judge John Yackel to block, beg, and plead to overturn anything Governor Evers does in regard to COVID-19. They really have to show some kind of effort of doing their "job" so they can feel justified in collecting their paychecks..... busy, busy, busy!

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