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

Waukesha’s plan to divert and return Lake Michigan water survives

The Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously voted to let Waukesha keep its approval to divert millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water per day and return treated wastewater to the lake via the Root River.  >  Racine Journal Times

Racine businesses call for I-94 project completion

“Without completing the project and eliminating the gaps, Wisconsin is not getting the full benefit of its investments (in I-94),” said Racine-area business leader Matt Montemurro.  “On behalf of the Racine business community, we call on the legislature to set a final completion date.”  >  Press release

Racine area residents weigh in with Vos, Wanggaard

As the state Legislature faces a number of key state budget decisions, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) spent Monday afternoon and evening staking their positions and getting feedback from residents in Burlington, Union Grove and Mount Pleasant.  >  Racine Journal-Times