Governor Doyle's creative use of his veto pen will cost Wisconsin homeowners come December.
The Governor is allowing property tax levies to increase by 3.9 percent, rather than the two percent increase lawmakers had agreed to in a budget compromise. Mike Birkley with Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Incorporated says that's expected to raise taxes on a median value home by $94 in December.
However, Birkley says it could have been worse. He says the limits are within the range of the cost of doing business and slightly less than the rate of inflation. Of course, he says taxpayers would always prefer a lower amount.