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Take Our Poll: Do We Need 48-Hour Waiting Period to Buy a Gun?

State Sen. Van Wanggaard is proposing the elimination of a required 48-hour waiting period to lawfully purchase a handgun. Wanggaard, R-Racine, told The Journal Times he thinks the waiting period is an unfair inconvenience for law-abiding citizens who can pass a background check that is most often returned quickly via digital records. “An individual that […]

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State Of The State: What Local Legislators Liked, Didn’t Like

Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday gave his first state of the state address since being re-elected in November, and it received mixed reviews from local legislators. Click here to read the entire transcript of the 2015 State of the State Address. The bottom line: local Republican Legislators loved Walker’s focus on reducing property taxes, local control over school […]

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21st Senate District Candidate Forum a No-Go

A candidate forum Thursday featuring state senate hopefuls Van Wanggaard and Randy Bryce was cancelled Wednesday. Sponsored by the Kenosha-Racine-Walworth Tobacco Free Coalition, the debate was scheduled at the Gateway Technical College SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., in Sturtevant. But, there may be some confusion over who agreed to appear where. According to […]

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Labor Fest Racine Speakers Highlight Labor History

In front of a crowd of union members, Labor Fest Racine organizer Rich Hinderholtz talked about the ties the Racine area had to the labor movement at the Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Memorial Park in Franksville Monday. The whole corridor — Chicago, Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee — grappled with employers to define a social contract that included an […]