On the eve of a Thursday “extraordinary session” of the state Assembly, its Republican leaders would not say if they’ll concur with their Senate counterparts on bills dealing with school safety, tax cuts and the state’s youth prison. That leaves the future of those bills in question, despite their centrality to Gov. Walker’s agenda. > Wisconsin State Journal
Gov. Scott Walker wants to create 120 “Economic Opportunity Zones” in Wisconsin, a designation allowed under the new federal tax law designed to spur development. The zones are in 44 counties across the state, including urban, rural and tribal areas.
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is urging residents planning to cast their ballot in the upcoming April election to check their voter registration status after news that thousands may have been purged from voter rolls in error. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Democratic candidate for Governor Tony Evers today announced a new digital video highlighting Wisconsin’s growing drinking water crisis in addition to releasing a series of policies proposed to keep Wisconsin’s kids safe from lead. > Urban Milwaukee
While Kelda Roys, a Democrat running for Wisconsin governor, has received some praise for her campaign ad that includes a moment in which she breastfeeds her daughter, others are taking exception, calling the ad “sick” and “tasteless.” > Miami Herald
A tax break package designed to stop giant papermaker Kimberly-Clark from eliminating 600 jobs in northeast Wisconsin is stalled in the state Legislature, with time running out the legislative session. But Neenah’s mayor believes the bill isn’t dead yet. > ABC 2 Green Bay
The Senate passed a $100 million school safety bill Tuesday that ducked calls by Democrats, students and advocacy groups for gun regulations in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting. > Wisconsin State Journal