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Bids to Alter Wisconsin Elections Fall Mostly Along Partisan Lines

By Anya van Wagtendonk For Wisconsin Watch Proposals to change Wisconsin’s voting system could determine how one of America’s top swing states picks congressional candidates, how it awards its 10 Electoral College votes, how fast results can be announced and who can use the increasingly popular method of absentee voting. But the political divisiveness that […]

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Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Plan to Support Early Care and Education Providers, Partners, and Wisconsin Families

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson signaled their intent to submit a plan with the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) to use the additional Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) award Wisconsin received.Congress allocated additional funds for childcare to states through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of […]

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Out-of-state vehicle title and registrations can now be done online

Wisconsin residents can now title and register their vehicles with out-of-state titles online. Nearly all Wisconsin title transfer applications can now be initiated online with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) eMV Public online application.  “Over the past few years, nearly 19% of all used vehicle title transactions were for out-of-state […]

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City Bulldozes Capitol Theater

After a committee tried to save the Capitol Theater, 3017 Washington Ave., the city bulldozed the historical theater on Monday, March 1, 2021. The Capitol Theater Restoration Committee, affiliated with the West Racine Alliance, worked to stop the raze but fell short of saving this piece of Racine’s history. According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, it […]

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Carmella Venturini

Carmella Venturini, 55, is throwing her hat in the ring to run against Auntavia Jackson in the spring election on April 6, 2021, for the Racine Unified School District seat #6. To read more about other races, click here. Where do you live? Racine, WI How long have you lived there? 34 years Age? 55 Spouse or partner’s name? Jim Venturini If […]

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Auntavia Jackson

Auntavia Jackson, 35, is throwing her hat in the ring to run against Carmella Venturini in the spring election on April 6, 2021, for the Racine Unified School District seat #6. To read more about other races, click here. Where do you live? Racine, WI How long have you lived there? Born and raised. Age? 35 Spouse or partner’s […]

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Union Grove Veterans capital projects in state budget plan

UNION GROVE – Two projects totaling $4.7 million at the Wisconsin Veterans Home and the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery here are among the $2.38 billion in investments that Gov. Tony Evers has recommended in the 2021-23 Capital Budget. The Capital Budget, released Monday, involves projects in 31 of the state’s 72 counties, including university campuses, […]

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Ally Docksey

Ally Docksey will run against Jane Barbian for the Racine Unified School District #6 seat in the April 6, 2021 spring election. To learn more about the other races, click here. Where do you live? Mount Pleasant, WI How long have you lived there? 16 years Age? 46 Spouse or partner’s name? Andrew Docksey If you have children, please […]

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Governor’s budget proposal includes small business support, workforce development, venture capital

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced his 2021-23 biennial budget would target more than $200 million in assisting small businesses. Further, investing more than $29 million in workforce development initiatives and a new $100 million venture capital program. “Over the past year, our small businesses have seen the effects of this pandemic firsthand. I am […]