News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court primary features two candidates trying to win over more liberal voters and one who is squarely backed by conservatives. The two highest vote-getters in Tuesday's primary will face one another in the April 3 election. Madison attorney Tim Burns and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet were trying to appeal to Democrats in the race. Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock has the backing of the state Republican Party, anti-abortion groups and the NRA.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's plan to help reduce insurance premiums for people buying plans on the private market in Wisconsin is up for legislative approval. The reinsurance proposal was scheduled for a vote Tuesday in both the state Senate and Assembly. It's one of several high priority bills the Legislature is tackling as the Assembly rushes to complete its work for the year by Thursday. The Senate plans one more day of voting next month.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Jay Schroeder is running for Wisconsin secretary of state, a nearly powerless position that Schroeder wants to eliminate. Schroeder announced his candidacy on Monday, becoming the first Republican challenger to incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette. Schroeder ran briefly for secretary of state on the same platform to eliminate the position in 2014 but dropped out to seek an open state Assembly seat in the Neenah area.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is accused of sexually assaulting and stalking female students is expected to plead guilty Wednesday. Twenty-one-year-old Alec Cook of Edina, Minnesota, was scheduled to go to trial next week in one of the cases against him. Instead, his attorney says he'll plead guilty to five of the 21 counts he faces. The guilty plea will resolve all of the cases against him.
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