CHICAGO — Wisconsin’s budget deficit going into the next fiscal biennium ranges from $1.5 billion to $3 billion, depending on who is interpreting the figures.

The annual Nov. 20 revenue estimates that were provided by outgoing Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle’s Department of Administration tallies the deficit at between $1.5 billion and $2.2 billion. Governor-elect Scott Walker, a Republican, and incoming GOP legislative leaders warn the figure is closer to $3.3 billion.

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