Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Let me get this straight

The Republicans in the Assembly are going to try to override some of the Democratic governor's vetoes because he cut some areas of the budget too deep.

Lawmakers passed a bill earlier this month that would solve the state’s $527 million shortfall in part by ordering state agencies to cut $69 million. The bill specified school aid, the state’s road fund and the SeniorCare discount prescription drug program could not be cut.

But Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle used vetoes to increase those cuts to $270 million and make schools, roads and SeniorCare fair game for reductions.

Republican Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch says the chamber will try to override those vetoes to again protect those three areas from cuts.

Are they sniffing road tar?