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GOP says transportation bills will help economy


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed five bills Republicans say will make it easier to transport products on Wisconsin roads.

One of the bills allows trucks transporting agricultural products to be 15 percent heavier in December than what is currently allowed. Another allows semis to carry larger loads of straw and hay. Still another increases the length of vehicles utilities and pipeline companies can use on state roads without an over-length permit.

Republicans say the bills will help create a better economic climate. Democrats complained Republicans are moving too slowly to create jobs, but they still supported all the measures.

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