To the editor:

Since writing Representative Ballweg on November 18th I’ve heard nothing so hopefully, this Letter to the Editor will stir some fruitful conversation.


Yesterday I got a nice note from Ben K. in your office who wrote, “... The governor announced a bill a few moments ago and the speaker of the assembly will be announcing a package of legislative initiatives to help slow the spread of COVID-19 at a 2:00 press conference today. Representative Ballweg will be reviewing these bills and considering all options.”

You probably had the opportunity to listen to Speaker Vos and by now, you may have read the Milwaukee Journal’s editorial.

1. Is the Journal’s assertion that the state assembly “...offered up nothing...” true and if not, what was offered up?

2. As an elected member of the assembly, soon to be a state senator and a member of the community that voted you back to Madison on election day, are you okay with the way COVID is being handled by the Wisconsin state Legislature? If you are okay, why is that?

3. If you are not okay with the way COVID is being handled in Wisconsin please tell me, what options are you considering?

Please give me something that explains what the representatives and senators in Madison are doing to validate their constituents’ trust and to continue being paid.

Thank you so much,

Tom Konecny — Ripon

— Tom Konecny

N7929 Doty Dr.

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(2) comments

Adam Umbreit

Can anyone present anything work-related that the Legislature has gotten done since March? Anything? Other than working hard to thwart and ridicule health regulations put in place by the governor to protect us we have seen nothing done! In fact, Wisconsin legislature has met the fewest of any states legislatures since the pandemic began. Unbelievable that half of Wisconsin supports paying these people for doing nothing.

Carol Cate

Great letter as it addresses several concerns of mine as well. I guess I would not be holding my breath for an answer anytime soon from Joannie, she is a typical republican politician who only recognizes the people she represents at and during an election year.....she was so smooth and polished at the Ripon League of Women Voters forum this past early fall....

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