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

January 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-EDUCATION

MADISON, Wis. _ Gov. Tony Evers campaigned on the promise to increase funding for public schools by $1.4 billion, and now a bipartisan legislative task force that heard from parents, teachers and others across Wisconsin is also calling for significant increases in state spending and local property taxes. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 660 words, photos.

With:

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-HEALTH, WISCONSIN-RED FLAG LAW

AROUND THE STATE:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FOOD BANKS

LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. _ Food banks across Wisconsin are bracing for an increase in the number of people seeking help as the partial federal government shutdown stretches through its third week. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin President Patti Habeck tells The Post-Crescent that the organization is preparing extra food for pantries as thousands of federal employees in Wisconsin cope without pay. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

SHOPKO BANKRUPTCY, BICYCLIST KILLED, BRADLEY CENTER DEMOLITION, BARCA-RESIGNATION

SPORTS:

PACKERS-LAFLEUR

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either. He now takes over the Green Bay Packers, a storied franchise that has missed the playoffs two years in a row. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Developing from 3 p.m. CT news conference.

BUCKS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON _ Two of the early front-runners for MVP meet when Houston’s James Harden and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo face off when the Rockets host the Bucks. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 word, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

MARQUETTE-CREIGHTON

OMAHA, Neb. _ No. 21 Marquette, winner in nine of its last 10 games, visits a Creighton team looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss at Butler. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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