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

December 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

WISCONSIN-LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin Republicans passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that shifts power to the Republican-controlled Legislature and weakens the incoming Democrat who defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition in a lame-duck legislative session to reduce the powers of Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. By Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond. SENT: 995 words, photos, video.

With:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK-THE LATEST, WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK-PROPOSALS, NORTH CAROLINA-GOVERNOR

MICHIGAN LEGISTURE-LAME DUCK

LANSING, Mich. _ Republicans who control Michigan’s Legislature were poised Wednesday to begin voting on bills that would strip campaign-finance oversight power from the Democratic secretary of state-elect and give lawmakers authority to stand up for GOP-backed laws if the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general drop the state’s defense. The lame-duck moves would be similar to efforts in Wisconsin, where lawmakers voted earlier Wednesday to shift clout to the Republican-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing the GOP governor. By David Eggert. SENT: 390 words, photos. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

NAZI SALUTE-STUDENTS

BARABOO, Wis. _ Officials with a Wisconsin school district have outlined a plan to deal with the aftermath of a photograph that showed several high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. UPCOMING: 250-300 words. AP Photos planned.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

LANSING, Mich. _ The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline. By David Eggert. SENT: 260 words. Developing.

DELTA QUEEN

ST. LOUIS _ After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long (87-meter-long) riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers. By Jim Salter. SENT: 345 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

SEAL-RITE RELOCATION, INFANT DEATH-FATHER CHARGED, GEORGE HW BUSH-MARINES

SPORTS:

PISTONS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Detroit Pistons visit the Milwaukee Bucks. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

PACKERS-PHILBIN

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Packers interim coach Joe Philbin doesn’t view the next four weeks as an audition to keep the job full time. He just wants to start winning games. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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PACKERS-MOSS

AP ALL-BIG TEN

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Team. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 700 words, photos.

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