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Listening Sessions

I have scheduled two listening sessions to gather feedback on Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-2019 budget. Members of the public are welcome to attend the following listening sessions:

Tuesday, April 11th
6:00-7:00 pm
Harmony Town Hall
440 N US Hwy 14, Janesville

Wednesday, April 12th
6:00-7:00 pm
Community Room, Matheson Memorial Library
101 N Wisconsin St, Elkhorn

Spring Survey

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I sincerely value constituent input regarding the proposed state budget. I encourage constituents to complete my spring survey as it will help inform my decisions on how to modify and improve the budget proposal.

The survey was mailed to a random sample of voting households in the 31st Assembly District. The survey is also available on my website by clicking here. 

Community EMS Bill Passes Assembly

I am please to report that one of the bills I authored this session was voted on and passed the Assembly earlier this week. I was joined by several stakeholders who have helped my office in drafting this legislation. 

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Pictured above: John Eich (Office of Rural Health), Battalion Chief Dan Weber (Greenfield Fire Dept.) Danielle Zimmerman, Mahlon Mitchell (President, Professional Fire Fighters Assoc.) Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, Captain Mike Wright (Milwaukee Fire Dept.) Assistant Chief John Schwengel (Milwaukee Fire Dept.) and Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point)

AB 151 creates and defines community paramedics (CPs) and community emergency medical technicians (CEMTs). It will allow for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to operate in a non-emergency setting, under the medical direction of a physician, to provide treatment outside of a hospital.

Community Emergency Medical Service (CEMS) is part of what many people associate with Mobile Integrated Health (MIH).  In its simplest definition, MIH is the provision of healthcare using patient centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment. It may include services such as: working with the local hospital to provide community paramedicine care, chronic disease management, preventive care or post-discharge follow up visits. The development of a CEMS program will allow hospitals, private ambulance companies, and municipal EMS providers to develop new strategies for delivering quality care, in the right place, and at the right time.

 For more information about AB 151 click here.

Joint Finance Committee Update

The Joint Committee on Finance has been traveling across Wisconsin to gather input on Governor Walker's proposed budget. This week, there were public hearings in Platteville, Milwaukee and Berlin. There will be three additional public hearings, then the committee will begin Executive Sessions in May. This is when the committee votes to approve, modify, or deny the numerous budget proposals.

The remaining public hearings will be:

  • Tuesday, April 18 - Spooner High School, Spooner
  • Wednesday, April 19 - Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth
  • Friday, April 21 - Marinette High School, Marinette
 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

I've decided to start this new section of my e-update to include links to media coverage to make sure you get to see what I'm saying on important issues coming up in the legislature. Hopefully you'll find this new section helpful.

AB 25- Teen Employment Act: Click here for the Beloit Daily News Article
 
           Click here for the Cap Times News Article

AB 151- Community EMS: Click here for the Milton Courier News Article
             Click here for the Badger Herald News Article
 
            Click here for the WKOW Coverage

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff. We are always ready to assist you in your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other Capitol updates.

 If you have any comments regarding the subject of this E-Update, please feel free to contact me.   


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| |