Amy Loudenbeck

Funding increase planned for domestic abuse shelters

A local state representative is throwing her support behind a move to increase funding for domestic abuse shelters. Amy Loudenbeck of Clinton says shelters in Wisconsin Serve about 1400 people per day, but unfortunately deny service to about 270 people every day. The Republican also points out 80% of domestic abuse victims are sheltered in rural counties, and the majority of domestic violence incidents and homicides occur in counties with a population under 400,000 people. She says the $1.5 million increase in the biennium state budget should help in places like Rock County.