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Doyle says more state employees will be laid off

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Gov. Jim Doyle says he will not raise taxes to cover a new $1.5 billion revenue shortfall in the next state budget.

But legislative finance co-chair Mark Pocan says it would be "intellectually dishonest" not to consider more tax and fee hikes. And he promised an independent review of the governor's proposed spending cuts.

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Doyle said Thursday the deficit has grown to $6.5 billion, because tax revenues are much less than expected.

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