Wisconsin students among thousands at D.C. rally to protect Dreamers


About two thousand young immigrants and their supporters converged on the nation’s capital Wednesday to rally Congress for legislation that would protect their ability to work and study in the U.S. without fear of deportation, including a group of Racine high schoolers. > NBC News

Race to fill Racine Assembly seat down to two Democrats, could be decided in primary

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The race is on for the 66th Assembly District seat, and it could end up being decided in the primary. Cory Mason announced his Assembly resignation when he was sworn in as the mayor of Racine on Nov. 7. A special election will determine who fills Mason’s seat through January 2019. > Racine Journal Times

Among the worst cities for black Americans, Wisconsin has more than its share

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Despite the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement more than five decades ago, there exist substantial inequalities along racial lines in America. And the news is bad in the dairy state: Among the five worst cities identified in a recent indexing study, two are in Wisconsin. > USA Today

Walker to sign Foxconn contract Friday in Racine, with Ryan also expected


Gov. Scott Walker will visit Racine on Friday to sign the state’s agreement with technology manufacturer Foxconn. Walker plans to sign the contract at SC Johnson at a 1:30 p.m. ceremony, according to a press release. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou and Speaker Paul Ryan are expected to attend. > Racine Journal Times

Walker schedules two special elections for vacant Assembly seats

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Two special elections have been slated by Gov. Walker for January 16. The first is for the seat left open last month after the death of Rep. Bob Gannon (R-West Bend), and the second for Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine), who has resigned from the Assembly to become Racine’s new mayor.

As lawmaker spills Foxconn location, potentially displaced residents begin lawyering up


Gov. Walker signed the Foxconn bill into law Monday, making no mention of the tech giant’s location. But state Rep. Peter Barca told reporters it’s headed to Mount Pleasant, “off of highway H between Highway 11 and Braun Road.” Already, homeowners in that large plot of land have begun talking to a Racine lawyer. > TMJ4 Milwaukee

Potential Foxconn site comes into focus as lawmakers wrap up action


The $3 billion incentives package to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin is up for final legislative approval Thursday, and with increasing signs that the factory would be built in Racine County, environmentally-minded residents are weighing the potential economic benefits with the impact of having a massive electronics factory in their corner of the state. > Wisconsin Public Radio