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State's slow job growth blamed on high taxes, training gap; anti-religion group loses bid to shelve icon; Golden Guernsey files Chapter 7; more state news

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Experts blame Wisconsin's slow employment growth on high taxes, a lack of job training, and a vulnerable manufacturing climate.

The federal government said Wisconsin's total private sector employment grew by only 1.5 percent for the year ending last June. That's the ninth-lowest growth rate among the 50 states and the numbers are based on the most accurate data available, a nearly complete survey of U.S. employers.

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