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

January 1, 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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-WALKER

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to give speeches across the country advocating for conservative issues like returning powers to the states and tax reform. Walker lost is re-election bid in November and leaves office on Monday, replaced by Democrat Tony Evers. Walker announced his general plans for the future in a New Year’s message Tuesday. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXTRA AUDITORS-TAX REVENUE

MADISON, Wis. _ A boost in the number of auditors generated an additional $72 million in Wisconsin taxes in 2018, according to state revenue officials. The additional revenue, about $10 million short of the Department of Revenue’s goal for 2018, is generated in part by the state’s increased focus on collecting taxes from out-of-state businesses that may not be aware they owe Wisconsin taxes. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

WINTRY WEATHER-CRASH, POLICE CHASE-RIVER

SPORTS:

PISTONS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Detroit Pistons visit the Milwaukee Bucks. 7 p.m. start.

MARQUETTE-ST. JOHN’S

NEW YORK _ In a matchup between two of the nation’s top guards, Markus Howard and No. 16 Marquette (11-2) open Big East play with a road test against Shamorie Ponds and St. John’s (12-1) at Carnesecca Arena. By Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

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