A leading critic of a controversial cable TV bill is predicting Governor Doyle will sign the measure.
UW-Madison Telecommunications Professor Barry Orton says Governor Doyle has been supportive of the bill deregulating the cable industry by saying he likes the idea of the measure. Orton says Doyle has also received a large amount of campaign contributions from AT&T, the main proponent of the bill. Orton says he would be "shocked" if the Governor vetoed the measure.
However, parts of the bill could soon face the Governor's veto pen. Several cities and lawmakers are calling on Doyle to use his veto powers to retain funding for public access cable channels and other restore consumer protections.