Saturday, February 13, 2021
Kenosha County says it's cracking down on Illinois residents crossing the border for vaccine appointments
Kenosha County says it's cracking down to make sure out-of-state line jumpers aren't getting shots of COVID-19 vaccine at clinics in the county, which is located along the Illinois border.
"Our vaccination clinics are for Kenosha County residents 65+ and in the 1A category, or people in those categories who work in Kenosha County," Kenosha Health Officer Jen Freiheit said in a statement. "We are trying our best to discourage non-residents and some might have slipped through, but we are working to crack down on that going forward."
Freiheit added: "While we want to get as many shots in arms as possible, Kenosha County residents are our priority."
Freiheit's comments come after a woman contacted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to report some family members, including a couple in their 50s who live in the Chicago suburbs — and don't work in Wisconsin — were able to book appointments with the Kenosha County Division of Health and get doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kenosha.
Those currently eligible to get vaccinated in Wisconsin include health care workers, residents and staff in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, people 65 or older, EMTs, police officers, firefighters and corrections officers.
More snow forecast for southern Wisconsin as Milwaukee closes in on 3 feet so far this season; bitter cold will flood state this weekend
More snow followed by bitter cold is set to arrive in southern Wisconsin heading into the weekend.
Snow ranging from 1 to 3 inches could fall across the region beginning during the overnight hours Friday and continuing for much of the day Saturday. Slightly more snow is possible across areas close to Lake Michigan.
The snow will be light and powdery, forecasters say.
Assuming 1 to 3 inches of snow falls — the forecast says there is a 100% chance of snow on Saturday — the total snowfall for the season at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport would be just under 3 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
That's near normal for this point in a winter season, said Kevin Wagner, a meteorologist at the weather service office in Sullivan.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Businesses tied to Speaker Robin Vos and other lawmakers could see taxes cut after they took PPP loans
MADISON - Businesses owned by Wisconsin lawmakers stand to benefit from legislation they will take up as soon as next week that would cut taxes for employers who received Paycheck Protection Program loans.
At least six legislators or their families have an ownership stake in businesses that received PPP loans, records show.
Among them are Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester and Republican Sen. Joan Ballweg of Markesan, who as a member of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted in favor of the tax cut on Wednesday.
|Foxconn signing. File photo by Graham Kilmer.|
Call it a victory — but a very small one — for taxpayers.
The major cost reductions were a $12 million reduction in the expected costs for water infrastructure. That came because of lower bid received for the water infrastructure work, according to Mark Schaaf, Communications & Media Relations Director for Racine County.