Joan Ballweg Co-Sponsors Literacy Legislation

(Markesan) State Senator Joan Ballweg is a firm believer in literacy whether you are talking about reading from the printed page or having the knowledge to handle your own personal finances. This past week she talked about the Read Across America program in her E-Update. She says being able to read opens doors for people.

The Markesan Republican says volunteering to mentor people in reading and other forms of education is a great thing to be able to share. Meanwhile, she and State Representative Alex Dallman of Green Lake are sponsoring financial literacy legislation. It would require students to have some financial education before they graduate from high school. Ballweg also sponsors an annual scholarship program for graduating high school students.