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Doyle to release plan to address budget shortfall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle plans to release his plan for solving the state's $5.7 billion budget shortfall on Tuesday.

He has repeatedly said he does not want to increase general sales and income taxes.

But Republicans say his two-year budget will include a variety of other tax increases to help balance the books.

Doyle has supported the idea of a new tax on oil companies and raising cigarette taxes, among other things. He's also said he wants his budget to protect priorities like education, health care and basic services.

Lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled Legislature likely will move fast on the plan. The new budget takes effect July 1.

 

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