News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican lawmakers are still trying to reach a deal on Wisconsin's late budget, even though Gov. Scott Walker says they have an agreement "in principle." Republican legislative leaders met privately again Tuesday to discuss outstanding remaining items that have held up passage of a budget deal for six weeks. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the budget is "not a done deal." The budget was due July 1.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's top aide says he believes nearly all of the employees at a southeastern Wisconsin Foxconn plant would be Wisconsin residents. Democrats on the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee asked state Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel during a hearing Tuesday on a $3 billion incentives package for the plant about the likelihood of Foxconn delivering on its promise to employ up to 13,000 jobs.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs says its programs for homeless veterans will remain open at state homes in King and Union Grove and are accepting new participants. The department has signed an agreement offered by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to extend funding for the transitional housing programs. Earlier this month, the Trump administration decided to extend funding to house homeless veterans at the state homes. The one-year grant extension was signed Tuesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin appeals court says Milwaukee officials properly fired a white police officer who shot and killed a black man in a downtown park. Former Officer Christopher Manney shot Dontre Hamilton in 2014 after Hamilton seized Manney's baton during a pat-down search. Manney was never charged criminally but Chief Ed Flynn fired him for violating department pat-down policies.
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Republican lawmakers are still trying to reach a deal on Wisconsin's late budget, even though Gov. Scott Walker says they have an agreement "in principle." Republican legislative leaders met privately again Tuesday to...More >>