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Proposal pits small towns against bigger counties in DA funding fight

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A state lawmaker wants to spend almost $900,000 to keep prosecutors on the job, after Congress cut their federal aid.

Sen. Jim Sullivan, D-Wauwatosa, is trying to get his colleagues to save 21 assistant district attorney positions in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Dane, Outagamie, Brown, St. Croix and Chippewa counties.

But small-town prosecutors object.

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