Saturday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012 --- 9:10 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic front-runners in this spring's recall elections kicked off a debate by promising to deliver more jobs. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk and two other Democrats will square off Tuesday in a primary for the right to face Republican Governor Scott Walker in a June 5th general recall election. The Democrats gathered last night at Wisconsin Public Television's Madison studios for their last debate.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is feeling some of the bite from the tax increases he signed in 2011. Quinn released returns yesterday showing he paid $7,750 in Illinois income taxes for 2011. That's when the tax rate rose from 3 percent to 5 percent. A year earlier, the Chicago Democrat paid just under $4,400.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A former priest who was sentenced seven years ago to 32 years in prison will be released from prison early. Donald Buzanowski, who is now 69, was convicted in 2005 of sexually abusing a student at Green Bay's Saints Peter and Paul School in 1988. Buzanowski is expected to be placed in a supervised group home. He'll remain on the sex offender registry.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tourism industry attracted 95 million people last year. That's according to the Department of Tourism, which said yesterday that spending from visitors increased more than 20 percent in Columbia, Fond du Lac and Monroe Counties.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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