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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

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Evers issues another statewide mask order after Assembly scraps prior order

WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide health emergency order — order 105 — Thursday requiring face masks. The governor’s orders came one hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to end the governor’s previous public health emergency and relating order requiring face coverings in public places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZAGfuwC58&feature=youtu.be Evers released a videotaped statement with […]

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Despite a surge in absentee voting, changes to ballot processing languish in Wisconsin

By Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. As Claire Woodall-Vogg stood in the middle of an empty Central Count facility days before the Nov. 3 election, it wasn’t just the national spotlight on the city of Milwaukee or the […]

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Robin Vos

79th Speaker of the of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Robin Vos, shares what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses, families, healthcare workers, and Wisconsin in general. In the midst of a global pandemic, Vos shares what he is grateful for as a part of the Racine Gratitude Project. The […]

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Illness, stress fill a COVID-19 unit as Wisconsin leaders stalemate

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch The exterior of University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon looked remarkably ordinary. A line of cars queued outside of the parking garage, where drivers must still push a button and grab a ticket before entering.Patients streamed in and out of the building. The first hint that these are […]

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Vos Announces Speaker’s Racial Disparities Task Force Members

MADISON – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, on Wednesday announced the members of the newly formed Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities, which is chaired by Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, and Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison. The group, consisting of four legislators and 28 community members, will focus on ways to address racial disparities, educational […]

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COVID-19 alternative treatment facility to open

MADISON – Citing recent surges in COVID-19 patient hospitalizations, state officials on Wednesday announced that an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) would open within the next week. Public Health Madison and Dane County employees and members of the Wisconsin National Guard operate a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., on […]

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Speaker Vos Announces Co-Chair of Task Force

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) announced Tuesday that Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair the new Speaker’s Task Force with Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna). The special committee will focus on racial disparities, educational opportunities, public safety, and police policies and standards. “I want to thank Rep. Stubbs for accepting the invitation to co-chair the bipartisan […]

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Evers rolls out ‘Badger Bounce Back’ plan to reopen state

Governor Tony Evers announced the ‘Badger Bounce Back’ plan, a three-phase program to allow businesses to reopen and people to get back to work and social life. “As we’ve learned over the past month, in the most difficult of circumstances, Wisconsinites will rise to the occasion, helping each other and working together to do what’s best […]

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Evers’ Safer at Home order an overreach, Sheriff says

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling called Governor Tony Evers’ extension of the Safer at Home order an “overreach” and enforcing the order would not be a priority. Instead, Schmaling would focus on “keeping the roads safe” and protect citizens from “criminal activity.” He believes doing so would have “dire lifetime consequences for businesses, homeowners, and […]

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Redistricting in Wisconsin: Where we’re at

By Peter Cameron The state of Wisconsin is gerrymandered. In one of the most-evenly divided states in the country, none of the 2018 elections for the state’s seven U.S. congressional seats were decided by less than double figures. That’s equivalent to electoral blowouts in every district, no matter which party won. State Republicans may disagree with […]

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Deputy Set To Receive A Citation From Sheriff Schmaling and Speaker Vos

On March 18, 2019, the Racine County Communications Center took a call of a house fire located at 1220 13th Avenue, in the Village of Union Grove. Deputy Eric Schneider, along with other Racine County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival Deputy Schneider witnessed flames, heat, and billowing smoke coming out […]