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

May 21, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN BUDGET

MADISON, Wis. _ Republicans who control the Legislature’s finance committee are set to consider portions of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget that would create new prison barracks and set aside millions for prison worker overtime and raises. Evers’ budget calls for borrowing $15 million to build three new 144-bed barracks, with two barracks at Jackson Correctional Institution in Black River Falls and one at Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words.

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WISCONSIN BUDGET-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN BUDGET-EDUCATION

MADISON, Wis. _ Education leaders representing K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin System were discussing the status of the state budget Tuesday, two days before key votes in the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.

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EARNS-RETAILERS

NEW YORK _ The outlook for department stores got murkier Tuesday after J.C. Penney and Kohl’s reported fiscal first quarter results that showed they struggled at the start of the year. Kohl’s sales momentum took a pause during the quarter and it cut its fiscal 2020 profit outlook as it struggled with slumping sales. By Anne D’Innocensio. SENT: 965 words, photos.

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RESTAURANT SHOOTING, LAKE WINNEBAGO BODY, CONGRESS-IMPEACHMENT-WISCONSIN, WISCONSIN-SUSPENDED JUDGE, MILWAUKEE SHOOTING-FIREFIGHTER KILLED, CANAL CLEANUP-INDIANA

SPORTS:

BUCKS-RAPTORS

TORONTO_ The Raptors try to even the Eastern Conference finals in Game 4 against the Bucks. Toronto will again lean heavily on star Kawhi Leonard, who has played well despite a sore leg. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

WARRIORS-GETTING REST

The Golden State Warriors have clinched their fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. By the time Game 1 of the NBA Finals arrives in either Milwaukee or Toronto on May 30, it’ll be a 10-day gap between games for the Warriors. The longest gap between the conference finals and NBA Finals came in 1982, when the Los Angeles Lakers sat around for 12 days before beginning their series against Philadelphia. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 775 words, photos.

REDS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ Sonny Gray, still looking for his first win for the Cincinnati Reds, is scheduled to start the first game of a two-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:40 p.m.

PACKERS-TURMOIL

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them. Not so fast: safety Josh Jones reportedly wants a trade. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

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