MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State agencies have until the end of business Monday to submit their spending requests for the next two years.
Gov. Jim Doyle will use the requests as a starting point for the state's new two-year budget that he will craft over the next few months. He will introduce it to the Legislature in February.
The last budget was passed more than four months late.
The state's economy was shaky then and hasn't improved since.
Doyle told agencies in June not to expect any increase in funding over the next two years. In July, he ordered more than a dozen agencies to cut millions of dollars in spending to help close a budget deficit.
The next budget begins July 1.
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