News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly plans to finish its work for the year by approving $350 million to build a new prison and provide all parents a $100 per-child tax rebate. The Assembly scheduled a marathon last day in session on Thursday that' expected to go deep into the night. It plans to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $100 child tax rebate that also includes an August sales tax holiday. The tax holiday idea doesn't appear to have support in the Senate, putting the entire tax cut in jeopardy.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has pleaded guilty to five felonies stemming from a string of alleged assaults around campus. Alec Cook said little during Wednesday's hearing, which included guilty pleas to three counts of third-degree sexual assault. He also pleaded guilty to strangulation and stalking charges. The hearing largely resolved a case that had been set for seven trials involving 11 alleged victims in 2015 and 2016.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A health care company facing criminal charges over a Milwaukee inmate's dehydration death says it will "vigorously defend all claims." Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven misdemeanor counts of intentionally falsifying health records, including those of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas. He died after spending seven days in his cell without water.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to help Wisconsin homeowners cover the cost of replacing lead pipes. The measure would allow public water utilities and local governments to provide grants, loans or both to property owners to help them replace portions of lead water pipes running from houses to the street.
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The Wisconsin Assembly plans to finish its work for the year by approving $350 million to build a new prison and provide all parents a $100 per-child tax rebate. The Assembly scheduled a marathon last day in session on...More >>