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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

October 1, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Democrat Tony Evers is proposing a host of government reforms he says he’ll implement if elected Wisconsin’s governor. Among them are automatic voter registration for 18-year-olds, creation of an inspector general to serve as a watchdog over state government and implementing nonpartisan redistricting. Evers unveiled the “government for us” agenda as his opponent, Republican Gov. Scott Walker, emphasized his call for increasing the maximum property tax credit for low-income senior citizens. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 700 words.

WASTING DISEASE

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin legislative committee was meeting Monday to vote on attempts by a Republican senator to derail new regulations that Gov. Scott Walker ordered to help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

AROUND THE STATE:

ALLIANT ENERGY-COAL

TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. — With construction on a $700 million natural gas plant halfway done, Alliant Energy has shut down one of its largest coal-fired generators. The 49-year-old facility is the third coal plant that Alliant has shut down since 2015. The Madison-based utility that serves about 960,000 electric customers in Wisconsin and Iowa is working to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL-GUN INCIDENTS, KIMBERLY CLARK-WISCONSIN, KIDNAPPING THWARTED, LOST HUNTER

SPORTS:

BREWERS-CUBS

CHICAGO — The Milwaukee Brewers play the Chicago Cubs for the NL Central title in an unusual tiebreaker game. The winner gets a spot in the division series and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. The loser hosts the wild-card game Tuesday night. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 12:05 p.m. CT.

With: Baseball-The Latest

PACKERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Jones is getting more handoffs in the Green Bay Packers’ crowded backfield. All three backs used by the Packers contribute in different ways, though Jones might offer the most potential of breaking off a big play. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

WISCONSIN-EDWARDS

MADISON, Wis. — Preseason All-American linebacker T.J. Edwards spent the Saturday of No. 16 Wisconsin’s bye week on the couch watching football. Of course. He’s not going to take Nebraska lightly, despite the Cornhuskers’ 0-4 record. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. CT.

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