CHICAGO — In his inaugural state of the state address, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker vowed to eliminate a budget deficit of more than $3 billion in the next biennium without “short-term fixes” like borrowing. He also called on state employees to shoulder a greater share of their pension and health care costs.

Before Walker unveils a new two-year budget later this month, he plans to submit a budget repair bill to lawmakers to address a shortfall in the current budget that runs through June 30.

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