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Testing for childhood lead poisoning in Racine County dropped to the lowest levels in 5 years, here’s why that’s a problem

At any level, lead is a poisonous neurotoxin and a notorious thief of human potential. Every year, Racine County health officials witness the diagnosis of lead poisoning in over 100 children per year. However, as testing levels decrease, many children remain undiagnosed, resulting in dire consequences. The primary source of lead exposure is lead-based paint. […]

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6 bills signed by Gov. Evers aim to improve literacy outcomes for K-12 students

MADISON —  Six bills, including Assembly Bill 321, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 20, have been signed by Gov. Evers as of July 19 as a way to help improve reading and literacy outcomes for K-12 students. The bill, relating to literacy, was drafted in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and makes several comprehensive updates to literacy instruction for […]

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Housing access and affordability round table includes Gov. Evers, Mayor Mason, community leaders, residents of Racine

RACINE — Gov. Tony Evers returned to the City of Racine for the second time in March, to show his support towards initiatives happening locally, first it was maternal and infant mortality, and now, housing. Gov. Evers grabs a piece of Kringle to enjoy while in Racine for a tour and round table discussion about […]

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Energy Emergency declared for Wisconsin; Gov. Evers signs Executive Order #186

MADISON — Governor Evers has declared an energy emergency in the state of Wisconsin under Executive Order #186. “The intense winter storm currently moving across the state is bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain that could result in widespread power outages from downed trees and ice on power lines and conditions that make travel difficult […]

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National Energy Assistance Day is Feb. 1

MADISON — In honor of National Energy Assistance Day on Feb. 1, Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) are sharing a reminder that the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) is here to help residential households with energy assistance and weatherization needs. Each year, […]

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Wisconsin Behavioral Health Providers receive telehealth grants over $2.5 million from DHS, Evers

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in conjunction with Governor Evers, has recently awarded more than $2.5 million dollars to 27 providers for community behavioral health services across the state of Wisconsin. This initiative is taking place in counties around the state including both Racine and Kenosha. The finances that have been awarded will […]

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PSC, Evers Advises Residents: Apply for Affordable Connectivity Program

MADISON – This week, Gov. Evers and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) announced the availability of internet service assistance through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). Eligible households may receive a discount of up to $30 per month for their internet service through the Federal […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff Friday with Executive Order #137

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #137 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, in honor of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes, who lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Our state is proud of our service members and their tremendous sacrifices, and we […]

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Gov. Evers, WDVA Announce Grant Application Period Open for Nonprofits that Assist, Train Veteran Entrepreneurs

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar today announced that applications are now being accepted for WDVA’s Entrepreneurship Grant program and will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 1, 2021, at 4 p.m. “I’m deeply grateful for the service of our veterans, and as a state, we must keep working […]

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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 Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  “One year ago today, Jacob Blake’s life was forever changed. While we are grateful Jacob survived his injuries, we also know Jacob, his kids, and his family have and will face challenges they never imagined having to endure. We also know the families and […]

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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 […]

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Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves More than $92 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin

WISCONSIN- On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced that the State of Wisconsin Building Commission met at the Wisconsin State Fair and approved a total of approximately $92.6 million in key projects across the state.   “I am glad to be at State Fair Park with the State Building Commission today to approve these critical projects that support Wisconsin infrastructure from making spaces ADA accessible […]

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