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Wis. lawmakers to introduce energy loan bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would create a revolving loan fund to help manufacturers reduce their energy costs.

Dubbed the Green to Gold Fund, the money is designed to provide capital for more energy efficiency and renewable energy use as well as green products.

Gov. Jim Doyle announced the initiative during his State of the State speech in January, promising $100 million for the fund.

Rep. Corey Mason, a Racine Democrat, and Sen. Julie Lassa, a Stevens Point Democrat, plan to introduce the bill at a state Capitol news conference Thursday afternoon.

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