Paul Ryan to host CNN town hall at Racine Theatre Guild next week


House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to host a town hall meeting in Racine next week, one which will have a live audience. Scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Racine Theatre Guild, the town hall will be televised on CNN and anchored by CNN’s Jake Tapper. > Racine Journal Times

State senate proposal has school districts paying large share of vouchers funding


A plan proposed by Senate Republicans Tuesday would spend $580 million on the Milwaukee, Racine and Statewide Parental Choice programs over the next two years. But more than a third would be paid for with cuts to the affected districts, who’d have to reduce budgets or increase taxes to fill the holes. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Two potential hints stir speculation that Racine County is leading candidate for Foxconn plant


A Taiwanese-registered plane parked at Mitchell International that resembles a Foxconn executive’s jet, and an unusual closed-door meeting between two village boards where officials would only say they discussed “a potential future development project” are fueling rumors of Foxconn seriously considering Racine County for its proposed U.S. plant.  > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Democrat Pocan holds another town hall in Paul Ryan’s district


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan held his own town hall Saturday in Racine, part of Paul Ryan’s turf, as he criticized Republican efforts on health care reform. “If he won’t come and talk to you all about the bill that he wrote … then I thought I should at least be here to answer your questions.” > Racine Journal Times

Foxconn reportedly eying sites in Kenosha area, but Michigan still contending


Kenosha and Racine counties are reportedly on the short list of contenders for a multi-billion dollar assembly plant by Foxconn, a huge Taiwanese manufacturer of iPhones and electronic gear. Foxconn is looking at two Kenosha-area sites, which could bring thousands of jobs to SE Wisconsin, though Michigan is also still in the running. > Kenosha News

Study finds health care costs vary widely across five Wisconsin metro areas

After looking at physician, hospital and outpatient cost data for Appleton, Sheboygan, Green Bay, Racine and Milwaukee, The Health Care Cost Institute found that although prices were high in all the communities, there was significant variation.  >  Wisconsin Public Radio

Baldwin visits, praises Racine’s tiny-house village for homeless veterans

A tiny-house village for homeless veterans under development by Racine-based Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin got a visit Friday from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who called it “inspiring on all fronts.” The group has so far laid five tiny homes on their foundations, almost ready for veterans to occupy them.  >  Racine Journal Times