The Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau last week added another $346 million to the state’s budget deficit, pushing the total figure in the current and next biennium to $5.75 billion.

The report followed Gov. Jim Doyle’s warning the previous night in his state of the state address that the deficit was on the rise and difficult decisions and sacrifices would be needed. The record deficit tops the $3.2 billion budget hole Doyle inherited when he took office six years ago.

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