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Harsher drunk-driving laws will cost hundreds of millions, say agencies; Fuel-efficient cars mean less money for road work; more state news

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While Wisconsin lawmakers consider half a dozen bills introduced to crack down on drunken driving in the state, agencies that would have to deal with implementing the changes are talking about the cost.

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The agencies say the state would have to spend about $250 million as it sends thousands of more people to jail. Wisconsin would also have to come up with another $236 million to build almost 20 new jails to hold the people serving time for the offenses.

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