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Doyle's Second Term has Different Look from the First


Governor Doyle begins his second term today with a dramatically different political landscape in Madison.

Democrats have control of the state Senate for the first time in 4 years. And the Republican control of the Assembly has dropped by 8 to just 52-47.

Doyle says he wants to work more closely with Republicans as he pursues his agenda, which he has promised to do while dealing with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall without raising general sales or income taxes.

He has been open to raising cigarette taxes as much as $1 a pack and increasing vehicle registration fees by $10.

More details about his agenda will be unveiled at his State of the State address on January 30th and his speech tied to release of the budget on February 13th.

AP


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