Racine County Executive BIll McReynolds announced last month that the Racine County prescription discount card has saved Racine County residents almost $500,000 in the last 27 months.
If you're not familiar with the program, it was instituted in November 2007 to help Racine County residents cope with the high cost of prescription drugs. The card is offered through the National Association of Counties and administered by CVS Caremark. On average, cardholders enjoy discounts of 25% at more than 57,000 retail pharmacies throughout the nation, and at almost every pharmacy in Racine County.
The best thing about this discount card is it's free and available to every Racine County resident, regardless of age or income. There's also no enrollment form, no application, no membership fee and no limit on how much you can use the card.
The Racine County Executive and Board deserve a great deal of credit for taking advantage of large-group buying power. I would encourage everyone to obtain the card to help out with their monthly family budget.
Racine County Residents Visit the Capitol
This week I had the pleasure of meeting with a couple different groups from Racine County. On Wednesday I was visited by firefighters from Racine County and by the Racine County constitutional officers. I was very happy I got to talk to both of these groups and hear about the issues that mattered to them.
Pictured here are Pete Busch, Doug Lossman, and Scott Runkel from the Rochester Fire Department. They were here to take part in a bill signing in Governor Doyle's office. The bill (Senate Bill 308) requires employers to excuse emergency personnel from being late or absent if they are involved in certain volunteer activities.
I'm pictured here with state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and Racine County constitutional officers Wendy Christensen - County Clerk, Betty Majeski - County Treasurer, and Jim Ladwig - Register of Deeds. They were here for their annual legislative day. Some of the issues discussed were changing to a county-wide assessment system and how that will affect taxpayers, as well as new Government Accountability Board election rules.
State Representative Robin Vos State Capitol - Room 321 East - Post Office Box 8953 - Madison, Wisconsin 53708 Phone: (608) 266-9171 - Toll Free: (888) 534-0063 - Fax (608) 282-3663 Email: Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov On the Internet: Representative Vos' Web Site