FEBRUARY 15, 2016
The last several weeks have been very busy as we
wrap up this legislative session. I have several bills that I've been
working on that have recently been signed, voted on, or are scheduled to
be voted on. You can find out what we will be voting on this week
clicking here. You can also watch floor periods live by
Assembly Bill 453 requires the Family Care benefit and self-directed services option to be provided in Rock County before July 1, 2016. Family Care provides long-term care services to qualifying low-income individuals who are elderly, physically disabled, or developmentally disabled, and who are eligible for medical assistance. AB 453 was signed by Governor Walker as 2015 Act 127 in Janesville on January 27, 2016.
Senate Bill 308 and Senate Bill 309 will bring Wisconsin into compliance with the Federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 and improve a variety of policies related to children in out-of-home care. SB 308 and SB 309 were signed by Governor Walker on February 4th and became 2015 Acts 128 and 129.
My bills that are scheduled to be voted on tomorrow.
Bill 735 and
Rep. Loudenbeck was honored last week by the
Wisconsin Libraries Association (WLA) as one of their Library Champions.
For more information, read my press release by
Take Your Legislator To Work is an event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of the annual event is to have legislators meet clients who work for market wages in the community. The event helps legislators observe how people with disabilities contribute to the local economy. They get to talk with employers about the value these employees provide and with the workers about the rewards of working at a regular job. This year, Rep. Loudenbeck and Rep. Deb Kolste visited with Alex Hokinson at Lucy’s Loon Lake Coffee and Deli, which is at Basic’s Coop in Janesville. The business is in Rep. Kolste’s district and Alex Hokinson lives in Rep. Loudenbeck’s district.
Wisconsin now allows its residents, who are U.S. Citizens age 65 and over, to obtain an ID card which never expires!
All ID cards are mailed - A receipt including your photo will be provided to you. This receipt is acceptable photo identification for voting and serves as your ID until your card arrives in the mail.
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