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Bill designed to keep contracts in U.S. (8:07 a.m. 1/21/10)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most Wisconsin state government contract work would have to be performed in the United States under a bill set to pass the state Senate on Thursday.

The requirement wouldn’t apply if the services couldn’t be obtained within the United States, or if they’re paid for with federal money, money from University of Wisconsin System gifts or grants.

The bill is designed to prevent companies from shipping jobs overseas.

The measure cleared the Assembly last year on a bipartisan vote and if it passes the Senate it then will head to Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle for his consideration.

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