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Legislature set to take action on Walker bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature this week could pass some of the first proposals made by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The measures have been moving through the legislative process on a fast track. Hearings were completed just last week and the Senate and Assembly could vote to pass them on Thursday.

Walker said the various tax cut and economic development bills would help turn around Wisconsin’s economy and bring jobs to the state.

But Democrats contend the bills will do little to create jobs and that several of them, including one to reorganize the Department of Commerce, need a lot more work.

The Assembly is expected to take up bills to eliminate taxes on Health Savings Accounts, eliminate taxes for companies that move to Wisconsin and increase economic development credits.

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