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Assembly says contracts should go to companies using Wisconsin products, no enforcement included

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The Wisconsin Assembly has passed its first two bills in the new session.

Both are aimed at giving more government work to the state's recession-plagued companies.

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The lower house voted 77-22 to have state and local governments buy at least one-fifth of their goods and services from Wisconsin-based firms.

And they voted 69-30 to require most of the state's contracted work to be performed within the U.S., so suppliers don't ship jobs overseas.

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