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

December 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORY:

STATE LEGISLATURES-2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Education and health care will be atop the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for the 2019 sessions. Public schools could be a top issue in at least a third of the states as lawmakers wrestle with how to boost salaries for teachers or funding for school districts. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,535 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNPRECEDENTED SOLAR POWER

DODGEVILLE, Wis. _ A Chicago developer and two Wisconsin utilities want to build a solar farm that would include more than 1 million solar panels sprawled across 2,700 acres in western Iowa County, making it the largest of its type in the Midwest. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

YEAR IN NEWS-WISCONSIN

Wisconsin saw the defeat of Gov. Scott Walker, a teenage girl mysteriously missing and a summer of storms in 2018. A look at the top stories of the year. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 1,005 words, photos. Moved previously earlier in December; repeating for anyone needing.

IN BRIEF:

REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN, DISTURBANCE DEATH, 9th OWI, MILWAUKEE HOMICIDES

SPORTS:

PACKERS-WRAPUP

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ The Packers head into an offseason of uncertain following another year without a playoff appearance as they search for a new coach. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m. CT.

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