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From Rep. Howard Marklein51st Assembly DistrictOver the past two weeks, a great deal of attention has been focused on the Governor's Budget Repair Bill. I have heard from many of you - from all different sides of the debate - regarding your opinion on this legislation.After an unprecedented 63 straight hours of spirited debate on the Assembly Floor (a record session by all accounts) the Wisconsin State Assembly passed SSAB 11, on Friday morning by a vote of 51-17.There is no denying it: Wisconsin is in a fiscal crisis. What we are facing is a deficit of $137 million for Fiscal Year 2011 - ending June 30, 2011, and there is a pending deficit of $3.6 billion for the next biennium.