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Capitol Newsletter: The cause behind a sluggish state economy is the $64,000 question
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A new report reinforces evidence that Wisconsin has lagged economically behind most Midwestern states, an issue that is certain to be a key topic in the 2014 elections. In 2013 Wisconsin recorded a 1.7 percent increase in real gross domestic product, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Among neighboring states only Illinois with a .9 percent increase fared worse.