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After reports of billing for foreign trips surface Commerce head resigns

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The Wisconsin Department of Commerce is without two of its top three leaders as it keeps trying to prop up a faltering economy.

Wednesday, Jack Fischer, commerce secretary, said he would resign amid reports that he billed taxpayers $21,000 for three foreign trips this past spring.

The department's No. 3 official, Chandra Miller-Fienen, became Gov. Jim Doyle's legal counsel last week.

Aaron Olver, deputy secretary, will be in charge for now.

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