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Commentary: State budget choices similar to family situations

4:46 PM, Feb. 12, 2014
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Every Wisconsin family faces financial choices similar to those being examined by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

It sounds easy. State government has collected more money than was anticipated last year. In family finance it's like getting a pay raise or unexpected overtime. But every family knows that more cash brings debate on whether to spend it or save it.

Do we spend it for a new car or truck? Do we put it aside to send a son or daughter to college? Do we save it so that we can retire? Do we save it in case our job disappears before we reach retirement age? ...

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