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

May 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-WISCONSIN

NEW BERLIN, Wis. _ Democrats hoping to oust President Donald Trump in next year’s election may face skeptical voters in Wisconsin if their best argument is an economic one. The state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 2.9%, and surveys show large numbers of residents rate the economy as good or excellent. One Trump supporter in Wisconsin, 60-year-old Bruce Kudick, says he thinks everyone would have to agree that their lives have improved during Trump’s presidency. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,065 words, photos.

WISCONSIN BUDGET-DRINKING WATER

MADISON, Wis. _ The Legislature’s budget-writing committee is set to consider Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to authorize more borrowing for clean water projects. Evers wants to increase the clean water program’s borrowing authority by $13.5 million and the safe drinking water loan program’s borrowing authority by $3.6 million over the biennium. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

With:

WISCONSIN BUDGET-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN-LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin’s new Democratic lieutenant governor has gotten more than nine times as much security protection as his Republican predecessor, a new report Monday showed. By Scott Bauer.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHINA TARIFFS-FARMERS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Jamie Beyer says she knew way back in 2017, when President Donald Trump first started talking about tariffs, that the soybeans her family grows in Minnesota and South Dakota were likely to become a weapon. But these are days of “a little bit of panic” among farmers, she said, as they reel from prices that plunged this week to a 10-year low. “We’ve been brought into this deal, a sacrificial lamb, when it isn’t about our product and it isn’t about our trade market,” Beyer said. “It’s extremely hard to take.” One economist said the farm sector may face its greatest downturn since the late 1980s, with widespread bankruptcies and consolidation. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

SUPERIOR-HOUSE EXPLOSION, RESTAURANT CLOSED, RACINE DEATHS, ATHLETE ACCUSED, CAMPTON HILLS DEATH-CHARGES

SPORTS:

RAPTORS-BUCKS PREVIEW

MILWAUKEE _ They were the best two teams in the Eastern Conference all season, and No. 1 Milwaukee and No. 2 Toronto are now set to play for a trip to the NBA Finals. Game 1 is Wednesday. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BREWERS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Brandon Woodruff (5-1, 4.25 ERA) goes for Milwaukee and Jerad Eickhoff (2-1, 1.50) starts for Philadelphia as the Brewers take on the Phillies. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:05 p.m CT.

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