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Governor signs emergency order against fuel price gouging; urges temporary suspensions of federal fuel tax, formulation requirements

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed an emergency order that prohibits gasoline and diesel fuel price gouging and announced other actions aimed at combating high prices at the pump. Emergency Order #170 declares that a period of abnormal economic disruption exists in the state of Wisconsin and prohibits price gouging of gasoline and […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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State Awards $8 Million Legal Aid Grant

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday announced an $8 million legal aid grant to support Wisconsinites who need legal assistance to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will be used to fund civil legal aid organizations statewide and build the Wisconsin Law Help website, […]

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State Boosts Some Medicaid Reimbursements By 5%

MADISON – The State of Wisconsin is using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to fund a 5 percent increase in Medicaid reimbursements paid to several types of home and community-based services. The change was announced this week by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Gov. Tony Evers’ office. The new reimbursement […]

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Some Wisconsin Residents Now Eligible For Water Bill Assistance

MADISON – Some Wisconsin residents will be eligible for assistance in paying their water bills through a new program announced Wednesday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office. The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will have $18 million available to assist Wisconsin families in paying water utility bills. The program was authorized as part of […]

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$14M in Assistance Grants Awarded To Local Movie Theaters, Camps, Sports Teams

MADISON – Movie theaters, summer camps and minor league sports teams serving Racine and Kenosha area residents were among the recipients of $14 million in assistance grants announced by Gov. Tony Evers’ office on Tuesday. The funding for the grants came from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and was administered by the Wisconsin Department […]

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Gov. Evers Grants 71 Pardons, Signs Executive Order Expediting and Expanding Pardon Process

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he has granted another 71 pardons, bringing the governor’s total number of granted pardons to 263 pardons since the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board was announced in 2019. With today’s announcement, the governor is on target to pardon more people in his first term than any governor in contemporary […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Additional $50 Million to Support Wisconsin Farmers, Agriculture Industry

WISCONSIN- On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced an additional $50 million in direct payments to support Wisconsin’s agricultural producers through a new round of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, an additional installment of the governor’s successful Wisconsin Farm Support Program announced in 2020. Last year, Gov. Evers distributed $50 million in direct aid to farmers […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools, Local news, Schools

Local Organizations Receive Beyond the Classroom Grants

MADISON –  Four Racine organizations and two in Kenosha are among 115 out-of-school providers receiving a total of $49.5 million through the Beyond the Classroom Grant Program. The awards were announced this week by Gov. Tony Evers. The Beyond the Classroom grants were made available to eligible nonprofit organizations providing virtual and in-person programming for […]

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Gov. Evers Takes Action on Six Bills

WISCONSIN — Gov. Tony Evers today took action on six bills. The governor signed the following bills:  Senate Bill 120, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 75:   Creates standards for when an officer may use force and deadly force; Creates a duty to report noncompliant use of force; Creates a duty to intervene to prevent or stop noncompliant use of force; and  Creates […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening, who passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 74. Wilkening had a long career of service in the U.S. military. He served as the […]

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Governor Announces $10 Million In Tourism Grants

WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday announced that $10 million in federal America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will be used to provide grants to local governments and tourism-entity nonprofits for tourism-related investment projects. Grants of up to $3.5 million will be awarded to regional entities through a competitive application process to eligible infrastructure […]


Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]

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Governor Proclaims ‘Bucks In Six’ Day in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed today (July 22) as “Bucks In Six” Day in Wisconsin as the city of Milwaukee hosts a victory parade celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks’ championship win over the Phoenix Suns in game six of the 2021 NBA Finals, winning their first NBA Championship title in 50 years. In so doing, the Milwaukee Bucks fulfilled the prophecy of former Bucks guard, Brandon Jennings, which has become their longtime rallying cry of “Bucks in six!”Here […]

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