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State Democrats growing warmer to nuke power

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Growing numbers of Democrats say Wisconsin should end its long-running ban on nuclear power plants. But the prospects are uncertain at best in the Democratically-controlled Senate.

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Gov. Jim Doyle has said the nearly 25-year-old ban should stay in place. Still, a legislative panel recently voted to end the ban, thus allowing Wisconsin's first nuclear power plants in years.

Republicans say it makes economic sense, because the state now buys much of its power from elsewhere.

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