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

March 20, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

WATER TASK FORCE

MADISON, Wis. _ A new legislative task force formed to deal with water pollution began its work Wednesday by learning about the wide range of contaminants in Wisconsin waters and state agencies’ recommendations for cleaning them up. BY Todd Richmond. SENT: 325 words.

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WATER TASK FORCE-THE LATEST

EMERGING ELK

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin legislators are set to vote on whether to lift restrictions on the state’s elk hunt. Current regulations allow an elk season once herds in the Clam Lake and Black River regions reach 200 and 150 animals respectively. The rules also limit the number of permits to 5 percent of the total elk population. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

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WISCONSIN BUDGET-UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

MADISON, Wis. _ Gov. Tony Evers wants to boost Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits and eliminate some requirements to qualify for them. The Democratic governor has proposed raising the maximum rate for unemployment benefits from $370 to $406 a week as part of the next state budget, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Officials with Evers’ administration said Wisconsin’s jobless benefit rate is less than most other states. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN, WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT, WANDERING TODDLER, FATAL SNOWMOBILE CRASH-MICHIGAN

SPORTS:

BUCKS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND _ The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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