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Assembly District 64: McGuire vs. Hibsch rematch

RACINE AND KENOSHA — The 2022 general election race for the 64th Assembly District is a rematch between Democrat Tip McGuire and Republican Ed Hibsch. The election is this Tuesday (Nov. 8). The 64th District straddles Racine and Kenosha Counties. The Racine County portion includes portions of the City of Racine’s south side (wards 31, […]

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2020 election critics challenge local GOP incumbents; Vos, Wanggaard targeted on August 9 primary election

RACINE COUNTY – Two long-time Racine County legislators are being challenged in the August 9 Republican primary 2020 election by candidates that are questioning the integrity of the 2020 general election in which President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump. Wisconsin Voter Alliance, an organization critical of the 2020 Wisconsin election, placed billboards like this […]

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Elder Abuse Bills Pass Assembly

Madison – Today the State Assembly passed legislation to address concerns for our elderly population. “I am pleased to have supported each of these bills today, said Wittke (Wind Point); caring for our most vulnerable population is a priority to me”. Elder abuse is a growing concern. Reporting of physical, emotional, and financial abuses are […]

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Governor calls on Legislature to quickly pass COVID-19 response

On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers called on legislators to take up his proposed COVID-19 response legislation as the first bill of 2021-22. Here he is seen delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 22, 2020, in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday sent a letter to the Wisconsin State […]

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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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Greta Neubauer

The Racine County Eye presents the #RacineGratitudeProject as a way to connect with those living in Racine County and to hear about what they are thankful for this Holiday season. 2020 has been a rollercoaster. Looking back we can probably count a handful of unexpected twists and turns. However during these difficult moments, residents of […]

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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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August Schutz: Wisconsin State Assembly Representative District 62

In the race for the State Assembly 62nd District, incumbent Robert Wittke is fighting to keep his seat. His opponent is August Schutz. Here are the answers Schutz provided to the Racine County Eye. To learn more about Wittke, click here. Where do you live Caledonia How long have you lived in the community? 22 years What […]


Face Mask Competition

Greta and her boyfriend showing off their matching t-shirts and masks. The inspiration behind the Racine County Eye Face Mask competition came from Racine’s very own, Greta Neubauer. She is a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the city of Racine and eastern Racine County. “Racine, it is time to #MaskUp. Consider this the […]

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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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Racine JROTC Instructors to be Named Assembly ‘Hometown Heroes’

The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Major Jason Hauser and Sergeant First Class Guadalupe Berrios Jr. from Racine Unified School District as “Hometown Heroes” at the upcoming Assembly session on May 15th. Major Hauser and Sergeant First Class Berrios were nominated by their State Representative, Bob Wittke (R-Racine), for their role as Junior Reserve Officers’ […]

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Primary candidates speak: 62nd State Assembly District

There is a contested primary on the Republican side for the District 62 State Assembly Race. Republican Rep. Tom Weatherston announced he would not run for re-election. The district stretches across the northern half of Racine County. Former state Rep. John Lehman, who hopes to return to Madison, is running unopposed as a Democrat. There […]

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Mount Pleasant Hires Project Coordinator For Foxconn Development

Mount Pleasant voted 4-2 Monday night to hire a project director specifically for a potential $10 billion factory Foxconn Technology Group hopes to build. Claude Lois, originally a candidate for village administrator, will assume the role on a one-year contract with Kappur and Associates. He was previously the mayor of Burlington from 2000 to 2008. […]

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Public Hearing On Foxconn Bill Set In Sturtevant

The Joint Committee on Finance has scheduled a public hearing next week in Sturtevant on a bill that would offer a $3 billion incentive package to lure Foxconn Technology Group to southeast Wisconsin. The meeting is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Boulevard. Foxconn Technology Group will bring […]

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