News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Personality clashes and policy differences among fellow Republicans who control the Legislature are putting Gov. Scott Walker priorities in peril. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have been unable to agree on a juvenile justice overhaul plan, a tax cut proposal and school safety initiative all sought by Walker in an election year. Walker has been unable to broker a deal, and Fitzgerald has accused the governor of leaving him out of negotiations.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul says incumbent Republican Brad Schimel is too soft on polluters and pharmaceutical drug companies and his suggestion that teachers carry guns is alarming. Kaul laid out his priorities during an interview Friday with The Associated Press.
(AP) - The Democratic Governors Association says it's spending $20 million on TV ads in four states where governors will play a key role in the next round of legislative redistricting. The ad buys announced Friday target Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin and will run during the fall campaign season. Voters in all of those states will be electing governors this November who will hold veto power over congressional redistricting plans developed after the 2020 census.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Authorities in Green Bay confirm a body recovered from the East River is a man who had been missing since December. Ryan Riebe was 25 when he went missing Dec. 22. Rescue crews found shoe and bicycle tire prints on the ice, suggesting he tried to cross the river but didn't make it. Divers were getting ready to go into the water Thursday when they discovered his body with sonar.
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