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Doyle says looming deficit will impact pay hike for DAs

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With a $3 billion state deficit looming, Gov. Jim Doyle says he cannot see a clear and compelling need for an above-average hike in prosecutors' salaries.

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The Association of State Prosecutors says the average assistant district attorney has only gotten a 1 percent annual raise since 2001.

They say low pay and growing workloads are why 246 assistant DA's have quit in the last seven years for a turnover rate of 75 percent.

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