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Wisconsin Assembly approves $50 million rural economic development program | Politics and Elections

The state Assembly voted on Tuesday to approve a $50 million annual investment in rural economic development programs proposed by Gov. Scott Walker last month. 

Under the bill, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation would distribute funding to eligible projects in counties with no more than 155 people per square mile — a measure Walker has said applies to 56 of the state’s 72 counties.

Rep. Travis Tranel, R-Cuba City, said the bill is…

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