(The Center Square) – Only 11 states reported a taxpayer surplus at the end of the fiscal year 2019, the 11th annual Financial State of the States report published Tuesday by Truth in Accounting (TIA) found. The majority, 39 states, did not have enough money to pay their bills and were ill-prepared for any crisis, let alone economic free falls resulting from state shutdowns implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

Shay Majors wants to see a Kenosha that acknowledges that racism that has played a role in the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the violence and destruction that befell it. But it is also a community capable of coming together and acting to help rebuild not just property, but empower its people, too. Read more

A mother of six, Christina Jones works a full-time office job and part time as a high school track coach. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, she met her husband, who is African-American, when they were both track athletes at DePaul University. Their children range in age from 7 to 23. She lives in Kenosha. Read more

Kenneth Smith came to Kenosha from Chicago with the hope of getting away from big-city life in exchange for the comforts this city brings. But there are struggles here, even before the civil unrest that has rocked the city in recent weeks, that Smith feels need to be addressed, including some that have hit him on a personal level. Read more

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