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Lawmakers dole out big bonuses to staff with taxpayer money

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Some of Wisconsin's federal lawmakers gave their staffs big bonuses, with money from taxpayers who've had their own pay frozen or cut.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice said four House members each raised their staff payrolls by at least 20 percent in the final three months of last year.

They were Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, Jim Sensenbrenner of R-Menomonee Falls, and Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac.

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