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Governor to outline ultimate intentions in budget

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most collective bargaining rights from public workers.

Now he has another chance to bolster his national conservative credentials when he unveils the rest of his plan for dealing with the state's budget woes.

Walker's plan is set to be released Tuesday. It will include deep cuts for schools and local governments to help close a projected $3.6 billion shortfall in the two-year budget.

Walker already has taken on Wisconsin's unions. And before he even took office, Walker's opposition to high-speed rail resulted in the Obama administration taking back more than $800 million that had been awarded to the state.

You can watch the Governor's budget address live at 4:00 p.m. on WAOW.com.

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