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Racine-Kenosha English Festival receives donation

By Denise Lockwood SC Johnson gave $15,000 to the Racine Unified School District for the Racine-Kenosha English Festival, which will be held on March 28. The grant will pay for substitute teachers, busing, visiting author expenses, materials for workshops and prizes. “This grant from SC Johnson will support the mission of the Racine-Kenosha English Festival in […]

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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 […]