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I know I'm looking forward to celebrating our country's Independence Day and the many freedoms we enjoy in America. As I attend community events around Racine County this 4th of July weekend, I hope to see many of you out celebrating with your family and friends as well.
We are fortunate for the amazing country we live in, for the courage our forefathers showed in providing us the many freedoms we enjoy and for the generations of brave men and women who have fought for and continue to protect those freedoms.
I hope you and your family have a happy and safe 4th of July!
The WISCONSIN Budget
Throughout the budget process, we worked to create three priorities on which the budget is built: Fund Transportation infrastructure; Increase funding for public education; Provide access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. I believe we delivered on these priorities in the WISCONSIN budget passed by the State Assembly and Senate.
As of this writing, Governor Evers has just signed, with partial vetoes, the budget legislators sent to him last week. As we work through the changes he made we will post details on the new budget. Stay tuned!
The budget sent to Governor Evers included these transportation funding items for our area.
Funding transportation infrastructure in the 62nd Assembly District includes added projects on state highways (STH) 31 between STH 20 to 11; STH 20 from Oakes Rd to STH 31, and STH 36 to Southbound USH 45; STH 32 4 Mile Rd to southeast Co. Line Rd.
Funding for the Hiawatha Rail Line expansion was a budget priority for area businesses, and for me as a budget motion supporting the opportunity to transport workers to and from jobs and afford our business leaders expanded opportunity via the Hiawatha Line as they keep their home base in Wisconsin and have a presence in the Milwaukee and Chicago Metro areas. It's a win for Racine County.
More budget priorities in coming updates.
In recent days we have heard from local elected officials, area businesses and residents expressing concern following the tragic accidents and traffic delays along the I-94 corridor in Racine County. We have been in contact with the Department of Transportation and asked them to increase enforcement, provide more signage as to motorist speeds, and to provide alternatives for local residents who need to access both the interstate and local roads from both sides of the corridor.
The department continues their analysis of recent traffic incidents. As we await their assessment for options to manage the volume of traffic and evolving construction efforts along the I-94 corridor, let me urge you to use caution as you travel. We will provide updates as they are provided to us.
Racine County 4th Fireworks!
Enjoy the Fourth festivities safely!
Where: Chocolate Fest grounds: 681 Maryland Ave, Burlington Fireworks Time: 9:30 p.m. (Dusk)
Where: 76th St, Franksville, WI 53126 Parade Time: 1:00 p.m. Fireworks Time: 9:30 p.m.
Where: North Beach, N. Main St, Racine, WI 53403 Parade Time: 8:30 a.m. Fireworks Time: 9:20 p.m. (Dusk)
Where: Tichigan Lake, Racine County Fireworks: 9:30 p.m (Dusk)
A full listing of family-friendly events being held at state parks and recreational properties around Wisconsin can be found on the Department’s Get Outdoors! events calendar.