Chamber Topper

Budget Address 

Last week, Governor Tony Evers delivered his biennial budget address before the legislature. Wisconsin’s fiscal condition is strong thanks to eight years of sound budgeting and a robust economy. We have the ability to invest in priorities like education and transportation without raising sales or income taxes. My goal is to ultimately pass a budget that is fiscally responsible, rewards personal responsibility, and most importantly, does not grow government. Governor Evers proposed many program and policy items that do not meet those standards. I believe there will be some areas of agreement, but expect there will also be intense debate and deliberation over the next several months.

I look forward to working with my colleagues and our legislative service agencies to scrutinize the dollars and the details in the Governor’s proposed spending plan so the final package provides the best possible investment for Wisconsin families.

For more information on what is contained in Governor Evers’ budget proposal, I recommend the following links: Executive Budget (592 pages), Budget in Brief (121 pages) and Index Report by Subject. For more information on the budget process in general, please refer to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau Informational Paper # 72 State Budget Process.

Listening Sessions 

I have scheduled six listening sessions to gather feedback from constituents of the 31st Assembly District on Wisconsin's 2019-2021 biennial budget. Members of the public are welcome to attend the following listening sessions: 

Monday, March 25th
9:30-10:30am
Johnstown Community Center
9937 E County Rd A, Janesville

1:00-2:00pm
Harmony Town Hall
440 N US Hwy 14, Janesville

3:00-4:00pm
Beloit Public Library: Riverside Room
605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit

Friday, March 29th
9:30-10:30am
Matheson Memorial Library: Friends Room
101 N Wisconsin St, Elkhorn

1:00-2:00pm
Darien Village Hall
24 N. Wisconsin St, Darien

3:00-4:00pm
Williams Bay Village Hall
250 Williams St, Williams Bay

Azura Memory Care Tour

Last week I had the pleasure of touring the Azura Memory Care facility in Clinton, WI. It was heartwarming to see their devotion to the dementia and Alzheimer's disease patients in their care and to learn about their MOSAIC strategy for training and programming.  MOSAIC honors the personhood of each individual by understanding that dementia is a disability in only specific areas of the brain, not the whole person. As a result this strengths-based programming works to utilize the parts of the brain that are still functioning properly leading to engagement and enhanced quality of life.

I try to visit organizations in the District on a regular basis.  If you would like to invite me for a tour or meeting please email rep.loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov or give the office a call at 608 266-9967.

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2018 Tax Season Form Changes

The IRS has eliminated Forms 1040A and 1040EZ. To correspond with the federal change, Forms 1A and WI-Z for tax year 2018 were also eliminated. Form 1 is the replacement form for Wisconsin residents, and Wisconsin nonresidents and part-year residents should use Form 1NPR. Use the links below for additional information.

Which Form to File

Form 1 - Electronic Form

Form 1 - Instructions and Tax Tables 

Form 1 - NPR 

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Website 

 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Beloit Daily News- Loudenbeck Bill Addresses Homelessness

Beloit Daily News- Loudenbeck Bill Expands Minority Teacher Loan Program 

Beloit Daily NewsArea Representatives on Evers’ Budget Proposal

  

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.

   


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| |