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Cory Mason

Jan 5, 2023

Evers meets with mayors of Wisconsin’s 5 largest cities

Gov. Tony Evers met with the mayors of Wisconsin's five largest cities behind closed doors for about an hour on Wednesday, one of the first official acts of his second term.

Sep 7, 2022

Cost of materials, interest rates halt plans for new Racine community center

Developers looking to update the Lakeview Community Center in Racine announced on Wednesday they would put their plans on the shelf for an indeterminate time as rising costs of materials and interest rates were grinding the planning process. 

May 14, 2019

Hovde announces plans for $40 million apartment complex, hotel in Racine

A developer on Tuesday rolled out plans to turn a city-owned waterfront site in downtown Racine into an apartment complex and hotel that could be worth $40 million.

Oct 2, 2018

Foxconn buys downtown Racine building for ‘smart cities’ laboratory

Foxconn Technology Group has bought a three-story building in downtown Racine to house a research and development center — just 9 miles from its main manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant, where construction is already underway.

Jun 18, 2018

Racine starts $1.5M worker training program as building blitz looms

State and local officials on Monday announced steps they'd be taking to train Racine County residents for the surge of construction work that's expected to result from Foxconn Technology Group’s plans to build a massive factory in the Racine County village of Mount Pleasant.

Nov 17, 2017

Racine mayor vetoes money for $55 million events center

Racine Mayor Cory Mason is vetoing money approved for a $55 million events center in the city's downtown.

Jun 8, 2016

Rep. Mason: DNR audit should dissuade Great Lakes diversion

Rep. Cory Mason is urging Great Lakes governors to reject a Milwaukee suburb's request to draw water from Lake Michigan, pointing to shortcomings in state enforcement.

Feb 5, 2015

Possible tax-credit cap sows doubt

An Iowa developer has received conditional approval to receive historical-preservation tax credits for the renovation of a landmark hotel in downtown Green Bay.

Jun 24, 2014

State freezes historic tax credits

Absent from a list of projects that made the cut for the state’s increased historic preservation tax credit is the hotel where Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill authorizing the boost to the development incentive.

Jan 31, 2014

Floodgates open for historic-preservation tax credit applications

There is no legal limit on the use of Wisconsin’s recently quadrupled historic-preservation tax credit, but a top economic development official can protect state coffers by single-handedly rejecting projects.

Oct 15, 2013

Senate delays vote on historic tax credit boost (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Senate went into recess in its special session Tuesday without taking action to double the tax credit the state offers for the renovation of historic buildings.

Sep 27, 2013

Lawmakers debate tax-break benefits for historic preservation

Racine Mayor John Dickert predicts a 20 percent state tax credit for renovating historic properties would be high enough to attract developers from outside Wisconsin and even overseas to his city.


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