Doyle says more state employees will be laid off
Gov. Jim Doyle says he will not raise taxes to cover a new $1.5 billion revenue shortfall in the next state budget.
But legislative finance co-chair Mark Pocan says it would be "intellectually dishonest" not to consider more tax and fee hikes. And he promised an independent review of the governor's proposed spending cuts.
Doyle said Thursday the deficit has grown to $6.5 billion, because tax revenues are much less than expected.