Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man says a Wisconsin sheriff who’s gained prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump detained him after a flight for shaking his head at the lawman. Dan Black said in a complaint submitted through the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office website that his gesture of disapproval was about football, not politics. Black says he was disappointed to see Sheriff David Clarke wearing Dallas Cowboys gear on Sunday, when the Packers were playing that team.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican co-chairs of the Legislature’s budget committee say a new tax revenue forecast shows “Wisconsin is on solid ground.” Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren released a joint statement Wednesday in reaction to the report from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The report shows the state will collect nearly $455 million more than projected in November.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — McKesson Pharmaceuticals has announced plans for layoffs at its LaC rosse distribution center amid paying a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act. The La Crosse Tribune reports a total of 67 employees will lose their jobs starting March 31 as the San Francisco-based company merges its operations at a new distribution facility in Clear Lake, Iowa. The layoffs come at the same time as the center agreed to pay a settlement.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Retirees in the Wisconsin Retirement System will receive annuity increases of between 1.3 percent and 1.9 percent starting in May. The Department of Employee Trust Funds released the estimate Wednesday. It comes after the State of Wisconsin Investment Board reported that investments in the “Core Fund” rose by 8.5 percent last year and “Variable Fund” investments rose by 10.6 percent. Exact annuity increases will be determined in March.