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

May 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN ABORTION

MADISON, Wis. _ Republican lawmakers are defending their bill requiring abortion providers to care for babies who survive abortion attempts or face prison, telling the Assembly Health Committee that the proposal upholds the sanctity of life. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke and Senate President Roger Roth urged the committee to pass the bill during a hearing on Tuesday. Democrats say it is already illegal to kill a baby born alive and that the bill is unnecessary. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 675 words.

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WISCONSIN ABORTION-THE LATEST

BALLOT SELFIES-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballot under a proposal in the state Legislature. The Senate elections committee held a hearing Tuesday on the measure that would make it legal for voters to show their marked ballot. Wisconsin is one of 18 states that has a law barring the showing of a completed ballot, but it is rarely enforced. Bill sponsor Republican Sen. Dave Craig says showing a marked ballot is a free speech right. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 410 words.

PROSECUTOR RECORDS

MADISON, Wis. _ A former Wisconsin district attorney has lost another court battle seeking to block the release of public records related to a closed investigation into him. The state appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Albert Moustakis, who retired in 2016 from Vilas County. The 3rd District Court of Appeals said Moustakis failed to show he had a clear legal right to have the records withheld. The court also said he failed to show that the state open records law is unconstitutional as it applies to him. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

ELECTIONS COMMISSION-LEADER, POLICE SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE, HOUSE-WISCONSIN-DUFFY, MILWAUKEE POLICE DEATH-SETTLEMENT, OSHKOSH BAR FIRE, SMALL PLANE CRASH, BABY SITTER-INFANT DEATH

SPORTS:

NATIONALS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Washington Nationals play the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 6:40 p.m. CT.

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