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Wis. lawmakers to consider $20 million in projects

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- More than $20 million in federal stimulus projects is up for approval before the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee.

The largest item before the panel on Tuesday is $15 million over the next two years to help purchase more than 500 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. The vehicles would go to 119 public and private fleets across the state.

About $5 million would be spent on offering rebates to consumers who buy new energy efficient appliances, including dehumidifiers, dishwashers and freezers. The rebates would start this fall.

Another $716,000 in stimulus money would pay for planning, training and other efforts related to energy use, supply and safety.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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