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Posted inGovernmentLocal news

State Grants Awarded to 9 County Cultural Organizations

RACINE COUNTY – Nine Racine County organizations are among 385 cultural organizations across the state to be awarded COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grants. The $15 million in grants, announced by Gov. Tony Evers, will provide critical funds to assist cultural nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of […]

Posted inGovernmentKenosha GovernmentKenosha LensLocal news

Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $10-million investment aimed at providing economic stabilization for nonprofit organizations providing critical services to Wisconsinites during COVID-19, which continues to surge across Wisconsin.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected folks and families across our state in nearly every aspect of their lives,” said Gov. Evers. “Our nonprofit organizations […]

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State Collects $256.4 Million From Out-of-State Sellers; Funds To Provide Tax Relief for Lower, Middle-Income Residents

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has collected an estimated $256.4 million that it says will go toward tax relief for lower and middle-income residents. The revenue was collected from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30. Gov. Tony Evers’ office announced Tuesday that the amount is more than […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pursuant to 4 U.S.C. § 7(m). Gov. Evers today formally issued Executive Order #89 requiring flags to be flown at half-staff at […]

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$30 Million in Education, Child Care Aid Announced

MADISON — An additional $30 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) money will be directed to supporting Wisconsin early child care and education providers, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. The funds will allow the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay for an additional round of Child Care Counts payments. […]

Posted inKenosha Lens

Damaged Kenosha Businesses Eligible for No-Interest State Loans

KENOSHA – Kenosha area businesses that suffered damage related to the recent civil unrest will be eligible for up to $20,000 each in state-backed, no-interest loans to help cover repair costs, it was announced Tuesday. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) has allocated up to $1 million in funding for the Disaster Recovery Microloan (DRM) […]

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Department of Health Services Urges Residents to Stay Home Ahead of July 4th Weekend

The Department of Health Services urges Wisconsin residents to stay home and follow best public health practices during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Wisconsin has seen a recent surge in cases with half of all positive cases coming within the past five weeks. Nearly 20% of total COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin have tested positive […]

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How well-funded a Wisconsin kid’s public school depends on which side of the tracks they live

Nearly half of funding for public schools in Wisconsin comes from local property taxes. That means the quality of education a child gets is often tied to where they live. Public schools in poorer neighborhoods can have less money than public schools in more affluent neighborhoods. The Wisconsin school funding process is meant to remedy […]

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Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Reopen Several State Parks and Forests with Special Conditions

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to re-open several state parks, forests, and recreational areas originally closed due to unprecedented crowds and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health.The DNR will reopen 34 state parks and forests on May 1, 2020, under special conditions to help minimize overcrowding, […]

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Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Close 40 State Parks, Forests, and Recreational Areas

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites. Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve, the following Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Recreational […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile

Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Wisconsin has received its second phase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and is in the process of distribution. The second phase of supplies from the SNS are being delivered to healthcare workers, emergency medical services, and medical facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted […]