(Markesan) State Senator Joan Ballweg says it takes time to go through and approve all of the appointments made by Governor Tony Evers since he was sworn in for a new term of office January 4th.
She points out they have approved 52 appointments including five for secretary positions for some of the bigger state government departments. She says there is a process for each appointment that has to be approved by the Senate.
The state lawmaker from Markesan says for some of the major appointments the appointee meets with committees and all 33 state senators. Ballweg says appointments assigned to her Committee on Agriculture and Tourism included Tourism Secretary Anne Sayers and Randy Romanski the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.