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Wisconsin lawmakers to get briefing on state IT project

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration is set to brief lawmakers on efforts to implement a $138 million computer project.

Administration officials are expected to give the Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology a briefing Tuesday on the State Transforming Resources project, or STAR.

Gov. Jim Doyle's administration began the project in late 2004 to create a cohesive statewide data system. Doyle gave up on it four years later as savings estimates dwindled. Walker restarted the program in 2012.

Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel says the project is still within its budget and the first of three implementation phases is expected to begin July 1.

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