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State lawmakers to meet with top Chrysler exec.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The future of the Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha is on the minds of Wisconsin lawmakers scheduled to meet with a top executive of the automaker.

U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's office says Kohl, Senator Russ Feingold and Representatives Paul Ryan of Janesville and Gwen Moore of Milwaukee plan to meet with Chrysler Group LLC Deputy CEO Jim Press at Kohl's office in Washington this afternoon. Ryan is a Republican and the others are Democrats.

The Kenosha plant is scheduled to shut down in October 2010, ending 800 jobs. But Wisconsin officials have been urging Chrysler to reconsider and take advantage of the facility and its workforce.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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