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Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants

By Royce Podeszwa, WisPolitics.com Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch The state Supreme Court on Monday hears arguments in a case that could determine whether the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources failed to adequately protect water from manure pollution when awarding a permit to a giant dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin — or whether the agency lacks […]

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Gov. Evers, First Lady Evers Announce Collaboration with NGA on Social and Emotional Needs of Kids and Families

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers announced that Wisconsin and five other states were selected to work with the National Governors Association (NGA) on strategies for equitably meeting the social-emotional needs of students and families during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes as students and their families continue to […]

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Undocumented immigrants qualify for rent relief, but Wisconsin sends mixed signals

By Vanessa Swales, Wisconsin Watch Some regional nonprofits administering Gov. Tony Evers’ $322 million emergency rental assistance program may be unintentionally discouraging non-U.S. citizens from applying — even though immigration status holds no bearing on eligibility for the federally financed program. At least eight of the 14 organizations administering the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program […]

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Republicans Keep Grip on Legislature Despite Democratic Spending Spree

Peter Cameron, The Badger Project Wisconsin Democrats were flush with cash in the 2020 election cycle. Billionaire liberals like Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other super-rich donors used a loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law to dump money into the coffers of the Democratic Party, which routed a considerable chunk of contributions to state legislative […]

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Steil Seeks Applicants for Gold Star Family Fellow

JANESVILLE—On Thursday, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) announced he is seeking applicants for a Gold Star Family fellow through the House of Representatives’ Gold Star Family Fellowship Program. “I am committed to ensuring our veterans, military members, and their families have access to care, service, and benefits they’ve earned in service to our country. The Gold […]

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Members of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Applaud Governor Evers’ Proclamation of March 31 as International Transgender Day of Visibility

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers proclaimed March 31, 2021, as International Transgender Day of Visibility in Wisconsin. Rep. Lee Snodgrass (D-Appleton), Rep. Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee), Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine), and Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) issued the following statement in response to this proclamation:  “It is with great pride and gratitude […]

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State Driver Licenses and IDs are the Most Common Forms of Identification to Show at the Polls

Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are the most common form of identification used for voting purposes. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages voters to check and be sure that they have the proper identification needed to vote in next month’s election (April 6). A federally compliant REAL ID card is not […]

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Racine County Emergency Operations Center marks anniversary

RACINE – Friday marked the first anniversary of the Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation to manage and support the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out emergency management and ensuring its continuity. It is set up during large or complex incidents that require a high […]

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City relaxes Safer Racine order

RACINE – City officials plan to loosen the Safer Racine ordinance restrictions, which will allow businesses to have more people in their establishments. The policy change takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to a press release by the City of Racine. Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, executed an emergency order […]

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Elections personnel could return to some nursing homes for April vote

WISCONSIN – Nursing home voters will have the opportunity for assistance voting in the April 6 election, state officials said Friday. Wisconsin Elections Commission officials determined on March 2 that county and municipal clerks must reach out to nursing homes and other eligible facilities to determine whether assisted voting is possible during the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Community conversations: Racine County Youth Facility

https://www.facebook.com/racinewomenforracialjustice/videos/1544798072377770 SOURCE: Racine Women for Racial Justice Why this conversation matters With the City of Racine named the second-worst place for Black people to live in the country, much of that designation is rooted in the school to prison pipeline. Racine County sends a significant number of people to prison, which costs taxpayers about $33,000 […]