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Barrett says Doyle’s clean energy bill must change (12:14 p.m. 2/18/10)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee mayor and candidate for governor Tom Barrett says a clean energy proposal that’s one of Gov. Jim Doyle’s top priorities in his final year in office needs to be changed significantly.

The bill is being backed by Democrats in the Legislature but has drawn fierce opposition from some in the business community, including the state’s largest business group, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

Barrett said Thursday he didn’t think the bill should be passed until significant changes were made. He specifically singled out its call for auto emission standards modeled after California law.

Barrett said the bill should be scaled back closer to the original intent of a task force that first made the recommendations.

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