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Welcome Back!
2018 Caucus Photo

Assembly Republicans met in Madison this week to elect our new leadership team and welcome eight new members to our caucus.

Office Update

Ethics laws limit the amount of communication my legislative office can send during an election cycle, which is why you haven't received an e-update since mid-April. My office may now resume sending out e-updates. As always, please feel free to contact my office for assistance; my staff and I are here to help!

Joint Finance Committee and the Transition Process 

I serve on the Joint Committee on Finance which met twice this week.  Once to approve a transition budget for newly-elected Governor, and a second time for a Public Hearing on an incentive package to retain the Kimberly-Clark Cold Spring facility.

The transition budget provides resources for Governor-Elect Tony Evers to hire staff to review and analyze the budget and prepare for the transition.  The request of $94,600 for seven staff and to equip an office to perform the duties of the transition was unanimously approved by the Joint Finance Committee. For your information, Governor-elect Tony Evers has also established an Official Transition Website.

Hunting Season is back in Wisconsin

It's that time of year again when our families and friends go out in search of the perfect buck.

The state of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created several electronic resources to assist hunters in having a safe and successful hunt:

  • The Wild Wisconsin web and podcast series offers hunters an in-depth look at an array of topics related to deer hunting in Wisconsin.
  • New in 2018 is the Hunt Wild Wisconsin mobile app.  This free app will help hunters create maps tailored to their hunt, find public hunting land, brush up on regulations, purchases license, register their harvest, and much more.
  • The full 2018 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations pamphlet can be found here.

Hunting

SE Wisconsin Transportation Improvement Plan 

The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) was established in 1960 as the official area wide planning agency for the Counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha.

SEWRPC has prepared a draft for the 2019-2022 regional transportation improvement program (TIP). The TIP is a listing of all arterial highway, public transit, and other transportation improvement projects proposed to be carried out by State and local governments over the next four years.

My legislative office often receives constituent input on regional projects and priorities that were likely determined years ago by a regional planning commission and are therefore difficult, if not impossible, to resolve.  The best way to stay informed of what might be coming up in your area is to review the TIP draft and provide comments directly to SEWRPC.

The SEWRPC 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program DRAFT is available for review and public comment here through November 29, 2018.

 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

There are still blue books and maps available in our office, and we are able to begin distributing them again now that the election cycle is complete. Please let us know if you or your group would like to receive materials from our office.  

 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| |