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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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State senators praise Wray’s appointment, differ on views of Jacob Blake shooting

KENOSHA ⏤ State senators Bob Wirch and Van Wanggaard agree Noble Wray is the right choice for someone to review the investigation of the Jacob Blake case. However, when it comes to their opinion of the case itself, they largely differ. Wray hired by DA Graveley, Kaul The state Attorney General’s office announced the former […]

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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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Local Reps Slam Lack of Funding to Finish I-94 Expansion

After Governor Scott Walker revealed this week the elimination of funding for the next two years to continue work on the I-94 expansion project, local elected officials from both sides of the aisle released statements slamming the decision. The I-94 project is a multi-year, $1.7 billion expansion of the expressway between downtown Milwaukee and the Illinois […]

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Letter to the Editor: Wanggaard Wrong on Milwaukee Spending

**Editor’s Note: This letter was submitted by Racine native Trevor Jung – Urban Studies and Urban Planning Student at UW Milwaukee The anti-urban sentiment is stronger than ever in the hearts of many legislators in the State Capitol. State Senator Van Wanggaard, representing rural segments of both Racine and Kenosha Counties, wrote a piece in the Opinion section […]