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NCSL 2018 Women in Politics Making A Difference Award

I was recently recognized as one of four women legislators from across the country with the 2018 Women in Politics Making a Difference Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The award recognizes outstanding women who are making their marks in their legislatures and communities. I was nominated and selected based on my work in several areas including; combating human trafficking, working with emergency responders to create the Community EMS program, and protecting Wisconsin's Stewardship Program. I was thrilled to learn I was selected back in September and am excited to share this news and a photo of the award that arrived this week! To read my statement and learn about the other honorees please click here

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Season's Greetings!

This week I had the pleasure of delivering the Republican Weekly Radio Address which will be shared with local media courtesy of the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association. It is a holiday message with a special thank you to those serving our country and communities who are unable to be with their families on Christmas. 

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My office staff and I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Joyous New Year!

Keep your holiday travel safe and on schedule by using 511 Wisconsin! 511 Wisconsin alerts travelers to free, real-time traveler information including access to traffic and road conditions, road construction and lane closures, travel times, traffic incidents and other delays, as well as information on roadside services such as rest area locations. 511 Wisconsin Travel Information system is accessible on the web by visiting www.511wi.gov AND on your phone by calling 511 when in Wisconsin.

WI Launches Addiction Recovery Helpline 

The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is now available to connect people with resources to overcome a dependence on opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is available statewide 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 211 or 833-944-4673.

Developed as part of Wisconsin’s commitment to support people impacted by Wisconsin’s opioid crisis, the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is available to everyone. People can call with questions about addictions to all substances, including alcohol and methamphetamines, whether they are struggling with an addiction themselves, or are concerned for a family member or friend. Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline specialists listen to the needs of the caller and help them navigate local resources. This includes help understanding what is available under their health insurance or other ways to pay for services and supports. Follow-up services are offered to callers.

DHS contracted with 211 Wisconsin in June to build a database focused on public and private programs providing crisis services, detoxification services, assessment, counseling, day treatment, inpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, residential treatment, outpatient services, and peer supports. This database currently includes information on 1,900 agencies offering 4,700 different services and supports. For now, this information is only available by calling the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline. A website and text service is expected to be available soon.

 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Public Comment Period Ends December 24th for Beloit Casino Draft Environmental Impact Statement 

I recently attended the public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Beloit Casino Project at Aldrich Middle School.

Background - a DEIS has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act to assess the environmental impacts of transferring approximately 33 acres in the City of Beloit, Wisconsin, into federal trust status for the Ho-Chunk Nation (the Nation) and issuing a two-part determination under Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; the Nation subsequently proposes to develop the trust property and adjacent land owned by the Nation totaling 73.5 acres with a variety of uses including a casino, hotel, retail, water park, parking, and other supporting facilities.

Additional information on the Proposed Project, including links to reports, site drawings, and other documents is available at http://www.ho-chunkbeloiteis.com/.  Please include your name, return address, and the caption: “DEIS Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project,” on the first page of your written comments. Comments may be submitted by email to Scott Doig, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at scott.doig@bia.gov. If emailing comments, please use “DEIS Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project” as the subject of your email. Comments must be submitted no later than Monday December 24, 2018.

 My Capitol office is here to help you with general inquires as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance using the contact information below.   


Rep. Amy Loudenbeck 
State Capitol, Room 304 East
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll-Free (888) 529-0031 or (608) 266-9967
Rep.Loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov| |