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Reps. Vos and Mason Urge Legislators on Campaign Finance Reform, Online Voting Registration

by Heather Asiyanbi Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. Cory Mason testified Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs about campaign finance reform and a measure to move voter registration online. AB225 passed the Assembly in June on a voice vote. In short, Robin J. Vos, R-Burlington, and Cory Mason, D-Racine, support increasing the […]

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Transitional Jobs Program Benefits Unemployed Young Adults

by Heather Asiyanbi Governor Scott Walker Wednesday signed into a law a bill to help unemployed young adults find jobs. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Weatherston, R-Caledonia, the law spells out a program that subsidizes businesses in high-unemployment areas to hire jobless workers. Walker signed the bill at Burlington Graphic Systems, 2600 Chicory Road, according to a […]

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Vinehout Mulling Another Run for Governor

by Heather Asiyanbi State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is on a state tour to vet the option of running for governor next year. On December 8, she’ll visit Wilson’s Coffee on Washington Avenue in Racine to meet residents and answer questions. While she says she hasn’t made a decision either way, theJSOnline – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted […]

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Google Settles Safari Suit with Wisconsin

by Heather Asiyanbi State residents who use Safari as their Internet browser were vindicated this week when Google settled a $17 million privacy browsing lawsuit with Wisconsin, 36 other states and the District of Columbia. At the center of the suit is a kind of bait-and-switch Google was running on Safari users from June 1, […]

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Op-Ed: Increase to Minimum Wage Would Aid Working Families, Provide a Boost to the State’s Economy

by State Sen. Bob Wirch As Wisconsin’s economy continues to struggle and working families find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet, there is a small step the state can take that would have a profound and immediate impact: we need to raise the minimum wage. In 1913, Wisconsin became one of the first states […]