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

May 1, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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WISCONSIN-IMMIGRANTS DRIVER’S LICENSE

MADISON, Wis. _ Immigrants and their supporters were converging Wednesday on the Wisconsin Capitol to rally for Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal that would make driver’s licenses available to people who are living in the country illegally. The event, part of the annual nationwide May 1 day of action, was expected to attract thousands to the Capitol where they were to lobby lawmakers and advocate for passage of the Evers proposal. Buses were leaving from 17 cities across the state for the event. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 490 words. Developing. AP Photos planned.

TRANSGENDER NAME CHANGE LAWSUIT

MILWAUKEE _ Attorneys are suing Wisconsin and Illinois over laws that forbid transgender individuals from changing their names if they have certain criminal convictions. Both lawsuits argue that the states are violating free speech rights and are preventing people from expressing how they identify themselves. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

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WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY-SPECIAL ELECTION, DAIRY HUB, COLD CASE HOMICIDE

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ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Milwaukee Brewers go for a third straight win over the Colorado Rockies. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:40 p.m. EDT

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