Our View: Some cuts, but government expenses still going up
Gov. Jim Doyle's budget, announced recently capitalizes on the Democratic majority to raise taxes by $1.4 billion, cut some spending and realize a few of the governor's personal goals.
Bottom line: We'll pay more and get less.
Doyle's budget plugs the state's budget hole primarily with $1.4 billion raised through higher taxes, $2.2 billion in cuts to state agencies and more than $2 billion in federal stimulus payments.