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OPINION: Issues pertaining to the Wisconsin fall Senate race and Black voters

OPINION – The upcoming fall Wisconsin Senate race will be one of the most important in the state’s history, especially for the Black population of the Southeastern sectors of Racine and Kenosha. Although there are many Democratic candidates running, the seat is held by the highly conservative and eccentric Republican Ron Johnson. As a conservative, […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Wins – keeping tobacco products out of kids’ hands

Dear Editor, My name is Sonja Peterson and I am the new Tobacco-Free Coalition Coordinator for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties. One of my responsibilities in this role includes working with Wisconsin Wins to fulfill their compliance checks. WI Wins is a program that works to prevent the sales of tobacco products to underage youth. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thank You Governor Evers and Wisconsin Legislature

Thank you, Governor Evers and members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate for your bipartisan effort to exempt the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award from state income tax. In particular, we acknowledge Representative David Bowen for his work submitting the proposal for inclusion in Governor Evers’s Executive Budget and Senator Dale Kooyenga for supporting the proposal […]

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Your Right to Know: No Private Email Accounts for Public Business

By Tom Kamenick, Wisconsin Watch Imagine that a developer has been lobbying your local town board to approve a controversial development. You file a record request asking for all emails between that developer and the board’s three members. None of them have official government email accounts, so they search their personal emails. Two members each […]

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Letter to the Editor: Comparing PPP, ESSER in the Joint Finance Education Budget in Wisconsin

The leaders of the five largest school districts in Wisconsin have issued the following guest column in response to the recent action by the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee: Recently, the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved a budget that was less than 10 percent of what Governor Tony Evers proposed in his executive budget. […]

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COVID-19 and Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Claims

My name is Attorney Thomas Durkin, and I handle worker’s compensation cases, personal injury, and social security disability/SSI cases in Wisconsin. I get asked the question if COVID-19 can be considered a worker’s compensation injury for which benefits are payable in Wisconsin. The short answer is yes, but it depends upon many factors. Many viruses, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion: How We Bounce Back by DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake This week, Wisconsin’s budget committee voted – yet again – to turn down the opportunity to expand the state’s Medicaid program, thereby eliminating the opportunity to provide health care and long-term care services for more Wisconsinites and declining more than $1.6 billion in federal […]

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Letter to Editor: Eliminating the State Income Tax on the AmeriCorps Education Award

By Jeanne Duffy Executive Director of Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps members make a difference in Racine and communities throughout Wisconsin, and we can make a difference for them by exempting the AmeriCorps education award from state income tax. Each year, over 1,200 AmeriCorps members serve 1 million hours at nearly 350 service sites across Wisconsin. AmeriCorps […]