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Evers orders restrictions on debt collectors

Gov. Tony Evers, on Monday, ordered the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) to issue emergency guidance to prohibit debt collectors from using certain practices while doing business in Wisconsin. DFI oversees the Wisconsin Consumer Act, a law that governs consumer credit transactions. It prohibits certain practices to collect payments under consumer credit transactions. The press release […]

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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 […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSGovernmentLocal news

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers relaxes rules to boost health care workforce during coronavirus pandemic

By Jim MalewitzWisconsin Watchand Bram Sable-SmithWisconsin Public Radio/ Wisconsin Watch Gov. Tony Evers issued an order Friday relaxing a range of rules governing Wisconsin’s health care workforce — an effort to maximize the number of doctors, nurses, and physician assistants available to help during the all-hands-on-deck coronavirus pandemic. “Our healthcare professionals are on the front […]

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Evers to order ban on non-essential travel, non-essential businesses to close

Governor Tony Evers announced plans Monday to limit all non-essential travel and close non-essential businesses in Wisconsin to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Starting Tuesday, Evers will order Wisconsin residents not to take any unnecessary trips and to limit travel to essential needs. Necessary trips include getting groceries, going to the doctor, […]

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COVID-19: Supplies limited, hospitals ask for donations

COVID-19 preparations are underway at area hospitals, but needed supplies are hard to come by. Now, one Wisconsin hospital system is asking the community for donations. In a memo from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), there is “an extremely limited supply” of personal protective equipment. Some hospital administrators told […]

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Gateway Technical College Celebrates Expansion of iMET Center

Racine Mayor Cory Mason tries out one of the industrial robots at the opening ceremony for the remodeled and expanded Gateway Technical College SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant WI, Oct. 22. By Bill Houston Sturtevant, WI — Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht was joined by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Racine Mayor […]

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The future of Foxconn and the WEDC hangs in the balance

Governor-elect Tony Evers plan for the Foxconn project and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is dismaying to some. Evers said during his race that he would disband the WEDC. Governor Scott Walker has spent much time and resources to develop the project, and the WEDC was particularly influential in bringing Foxconn to Racine County. […]

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State Superintendent Candidates Address Issues

State superintendent candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz faced one another in a candidate forum held Thursday at Gateway Technical College. The two candidates will face Tony Evers, the current state superintendent, in a primary election on Tuesday. Evers did not attend the forum. Racine County Eye recorded the majority of the forum, but we had […]