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Marklein focuses on roads, budget
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MONROE - As a member of the Joint Finance Committee, newly elected Wisconsin state Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, will keep close tabs on the new state budget he'll receive from Gov. Scott Walker on Feb. 3. Until then, he told Monroe residents Monday during his first listening session as senator that he's pleased with the ongoing deficit drop in the state's general fund, now sitting at $1.3 billion - down about $1.6 billion from the $3 billion deficit Walker inherited three years ago The numbers were reported in the state's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which was released in December.