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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Justice is now accepting applications for $100 million in newly created school safety grants. Gov. Scott Walker proposed legislation establishing the grants in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school in February.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence plans to join with an executive from Foxconn Technology Group, Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman at a public forum in Milwaukee to talk about the Republican tax overhaul. The event Wednesday sponsored by a group created to promote President Donald Trump's policies was also to include Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, a business advocacy group.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved four air permits for the Foxconn Technology Group campus in the southeast corner of the state, despite objections that the massive plant will increase smog emissions. Foxconn says in a press release Tuesday that it is committed to minimizing negative environmental effects from its factory that is to construct liquid crystal flat-screen panels. The $10 billion plant could employ up to 13,000 people.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin ethics officials are considering making the state among the leaders in welcoming political contributions in bitcoins and other digital currencies. The federal government, Montana and Washington, D.C., already allow bitcoin campaign donations. But most states have been slow to embrace cryptocurrencies because the source of the donations is untraceable. The Wisconsin Ethics Commission held a hearing Tuesday but took no action.

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