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Fiscal cliff situation could have impact on Wisconsin’s economy

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MILWAUKEE — As fiscal cliff negotiations continue in Washington, D.C., Wisconsin’s governor and other key lawmakers say going over the fiscal cliff would have an impact on the state of Wisconsin’s finances.

This week, Gov. Scott Walker will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the impact of the fiscal cliff situation on the states. Gov. Walker says he has some advice for Washington: act more like Wisconsin.

“We took a $3.6 billion deficit, balanced it two consecutive years, and  for the first time ever, set money in the rainy day fund,” Gov. Walker said.

Gov. Walker says the looming fiscal cliff could stifle job creation in Wisconsin. 

“I’m scared to death that people in Washington are going to do something — in either political party — that would slow down the already slow economic recovery,” Gov. Walker said.

The fiscal cliff involves a…

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