Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ��� A federal grand jury has accused a Las Vegas man of threatening to kill a student at Madison’s Edgewood College. Prosecutors charged 42-year-old Stephen Hemmes on Nov. 10 with using interstate commerce to threaten the student. According to court documents, the student is Hemmes’ ex-girlfriend’s son.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ��� The top state Senate Democrat says Republicans “own” the problem of coming up with a way to pay for improving the state’s roads. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Jennifer Shilling said on Wednesday that it’s not up to Democrats to come up with a plan to plug a projected $1 billion transportation budget shortfall. Shilling says its not up to the minority party to have all the answers.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) ��� The Michigan elections board has ordered an immediate halt to the presidential recount if a federal judge lifts his previous order that the recount occur. The Board of State Canvassers issued the instruction Wednesday in a 3-1 vote after Republican lawyers asked the judge to halt the recount. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pushing for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. President-elect Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in all three states.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ��� Wisconsin’s National Guard base in Madison is a finalist to receive a new state-of-the-art fighter plane. Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that the U.S. Air Force has selected Truax Field as one of five candidate bases to receive the F-35A Lightning II.