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Gov. Doyle signs state budget Monday

Gov. Jim Doyle used his veto pen, made some changes to the state’s budget, and signed it into law Monday morning. The budget plugs a $6.6 billion hole in state spending before the new fiscal year starts on Wednesday. It was the first time since 1977 that a state budget was signed on time. Legislative votes on the budget were largely partisan, with most Democrats supporting the budget and a Republican minority saying it was too costly in a time of economic distress.

Media coverage:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Green Bay Press-Gazette (AP)
Wisconsin State Journal

Official information:
Governor’s news release
Governor’s veto message (PDF download)
Department of Administration budget documents

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