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

March 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. Ivan Moreno 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

WISCONSIN BUDGET

MADISON, Wis. _ Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday that the state budget he proposed is “pretty close” to not raising taxes, even though it would increase them by $1.3 billion over two years. Evers, in an interview on WTMJ radio, said that there “may be some small tax increases.” By Scott Bauer. SENT: 580 words, AP Photo planned.

With:

WISCONSIN TUITION-FACT CHECK

AP FACT CHECK: Non-citizens won’t get a better tuition deal than Wisconsin veterans under budget proposal. By Amanda Seitz and Scott Bauer. SENT: 620 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

FARM TAXES

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin farmers don’t need to sell their crops to qualify for property tax breaks, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 455 words.

OF STATE INTEREST:

WOLVES-US PROTECTIONS

BILLINGS, Mont. _ Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. By Matthew Brown and John Flesher. SENT: 620 words photos.

IN BRIEF:

FLOODING-WISCONSIN, NATIONAL GUARD INVESTIGATION, WOMAN KILLED-CHILD ABDUCTED, SNOWY RUNWAY-INDIANA

SPORTS:

FBN--PACKERS-NEW ERA

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ The Green Bay Packers have never had a day like this, not in recent memory. General manager Brian Gutekunst has signed six free agents in the past two years, including four this week, after his predecessor signed a grand total of two over six years. The goal is obvious: Putting the Packers back among the NFL’s elite teams while quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. Central. Developing from early afternoon news conference.

BKC--T25-BEAST-ST.JOHN’S-MARQUETTE

NEW YORK _ St. John’s tries to make it three straight victories against No.23 Marquette this season when the seventh-seeded Red Storm faces the Golden Eagles in the Big East quarterfinals. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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