Tuesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 ---- 7:00 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a statewide discussion with Wisconsin's agriculture teachers tomorrow. The two are scheduled to host the White House Rural Council event in Platteville, where they'll discuss an initiative to make education the country's most important and respected profession.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials are warning business owners and city governments to watch out for a scam involving fake invoices for telecommunications services. The phony $425 invoices come from a California company and are for a "telecom maintenance agreement."

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin State Journal was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of protests at the state Capitol over collective bargaining rights. The staff of the Madison newspaper was cited for its energetic coverage of 27 days of around-the-clock protests.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Moody's Investors Service slightly downgraded Milwaukee's bond rating because of concerns about the city's poverty rate. Deputy Comptroller Mike Daun says the ratings agency gave the city a stable outlook.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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