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MADISON - A man who was fatally shot at a gas station was identified by the Dane County medical examiner's office Thursday as David D. Edwards, 31, of Madison.

Edwards was shot shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday at a Mobil station in the 3000 block of E. Washington Ave., Madison police said.

A gunman fired multiple rounds into Edwards' vehicle before Edwards drove off at a high rate of speed, finally crashing into the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in the 4800 block of E. Washington Ave., police said.

A 23-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle suffered injuries that are not life-threatening in the crash but was not shot, according to police, who were seeking suspects in the killing Thursday.

Police asked that anyone with information call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.

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Gov. Scott Walker is joined by Milwaukee county Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. at a bill-signing ceremony in 2015.(Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

Gov. Scott Walker is siding with his campaign adviser in a dispute with Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. 

Late last year, political strategist R.J. Johnson, who helped Walker win statewide three times, called into question a key anecdote in Clarke's new book, "Cop Under Fire."

According to Clarke's book, Walker refused to help the sheriff in his hotly contested 2014 primary contest. Clarke quotes Johnson as saying the governor "doesn't want news articles indicating that he's not a true conservative by helping a Democrat get elected."

But Johnson said that never happened.

"That would be complete fiction," Johnson said in November about an early edition of Clarke's book. "You can quote me on it."

Clarke, who runs as a Democrat, kept the story in the final edition of his memoir, which went on sale last month.

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin is accusing U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of cracking down on dissenters by issuing them "cease-and-desist" letters.

PolitiFact Wisconsin finds there was one letter, but that the circumstances aren't as the group describes them.

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We Energies may have to claim a lower profit on its coal plant in Oak Creek under legislation Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are considering.(Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

MADISON - Republican lawmakers are rolling out legislation Thursday that would attempt to rein in profits that the state’s largest utility makes for building its power plants in Oak Creek and Port Washington.

The plan "to put energy ratepayers first" is to be announced Thursday afternoon by Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Allouez), Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee).

The bill seeks to undo a key aspect of negotiations and legislation that followed electricity shortages the state experienced in the late 1990s. Wisconsin Energy Corp. of Milwaukee responded to the crisis by announcing plans to build the new coal and natural gas-fired power plants in Oak Creek and Port Washington.A key aspect of financing the projects was to have a 12.7% return to be earned from investing in the projects to be set in stone for 25 to 30 years.

I-94 at Highway 175 DOT traffic cameras.(Photo: DOT)

MADISON – Civil rights and environmental groups sued the state Department of Transportation this week to block the expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee.

The megaproject is already stalled because of a funding crunch and the lawsuit will make it harder for the state to put it back on track.

The groups bringing the lawsuit are seeking to have an expansion of public transit included in plans to eventually rebuild I-94 between the Marquette and Zoo interchanges. The project is expected to cost more than $1 billion.

“Spending billions of dollars on one extravagant highway expansion project after another, while transit services and funding keep getting cut, reduces the ability of many Milwaukee residents, particularly persons of color, to access employment, education, health care and other activities,” Fred Royal, the president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, said in a news release.

Gov. Scott Walker Thursday will urge his fellow Republicans in Congress to overhaul Obamacare but also caution them about going too far in the process.(Photo: Mike Theiler / Getty Images)

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker Thursday will urge his fellow Republicans in Congress to overhaul Obamacare but also caution them about going too far in the process.

On the invitation of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville, Walker is meeting Thursday with the House Republican Conference to talk about how he dealt with massive labor demonstrations in 2011 and how they can deal with contentious town hall meetings over Obamacare. The Wisconsin governor is also meeting with other high-level Republicans in Congress.

Walker has long supported making bedrock changes to funding Medicaid health programs for the needy that cover more than 1 million people in this state and 73 million nationally.

But the chairman of the Republican Governors Association said he and other governors also are finding potential pitfalls to this "block grant" approach.

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