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

December 19, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-EVERS

MILWAUKEE _ Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers named four Milwaukee-area leaders to his Cabinet on Wednesday, including a former campaign manager to Mayor Tom Barrett and a 30-year veteran of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. The moves drew criticism from Republicans. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 620 words.

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WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-EVERS-THE LATEST

SPEAKER RYAN’S FAREWELL

WASHINGTON _ Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” “Our complex problems are solvable,” Ryan says in excerpts of remarks he plans to deliver Wednesday at the Library of Congress, across the street from a Capitol where he’s served two decades in the House, the last three years as speaker. “That is to say, our problems are solvable if our politics will allow it.” By Alan Fram. SENT: 800 words, photos. Will be updated following remarks at noon CST.

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MICHIGAN PIPELINE

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ A recently established state panel could give final approval to a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority is scheduled to meet for the first time Wednesday in St. Ignace, Michigan. SENT: 130 words, will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

LA GRANGE DEATHS, WISCONSIN TAX BURDEN

PELICANS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The New Orleans Pelicans visit the Milwaukee Bucks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

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SIGNING DAY-WISCONSIN

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