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Dealing with state budget deficit Doyle says cuts first

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Staring at a state budget deficit of $5.4 billion, Gov. Jim Doyle said that cuts in state spending will be his first choice in balancing the budget, but there will also be tax hikes.

"My first obligation is to do everything we can through cuts," Doyle said to reporters from The Wheeler Report during a year-end interview.

He added that everything is on the table including closing some state institutions.

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