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Wisconsin governor focuses on economic stimulus


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle says he's working on creating a structure to quickly disseminate any money that comes to Wisconsin as part of a federal economic stimulus package.

  Doyle said Tuesday that he wants to streamline bidding requirements and other regulations to help get people to work faster.

  He says the money should go toward projects that can be started immediately, such as road repairs, and long-term projects like building high-speed passenger rail lines.

  Doyle is working on his budget proposal to address a projected shortfall of $5.4 billion by mid-2011.

  He and other governors with shortfalls are hoping the federal government will send billions of dollars to help.

  Doyle says he wants to avoid tax increases but nothing is off the table when it comes to balancing Wisconsin's budget.

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