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GM closing of Janesville plant may be accelerated


JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin congresswoman says General Motors plans to announce Monday when it will end production at its Janesville plant, and the news will be a "setback" for GM workers and the community.

Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Madison said she was briefed about the announcement that GM plans to make after meeting with workers at the plant.

She declined to comment on specifics but said it is "a setback for the Janesville GM workers, their families and the entire Rock County community."

GM announced in June it would idle the Janesville plant and three others making SUVs and trucks by 2010. Then last week GM said one of the four, in Moraine, Ohio, would close Dec. 23.

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