MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin is now home to a national nonpartisan group that wants lawmakers to get serious about cutting the national debt.
Earlier this week the Campaign to Fix the Debt said its co-chairs include former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Klug and former Democratic Governor Tony Earl.
Klug calls the $16 trillion debt the most urgent issue facing the country. He says there's a "moral obligation" to solve the problem rather than pass it on to future generations.
Other members heading the group include former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow, Racine Mayor John Dickert and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
The budget deficit is on track to top $1 trillion for the fourth straight year.
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