Several governors meet in Washington D.C. discussing shared concerns about the economy, energy and healthcare.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle says the group of governors had a pretty good discussion about the economy in general as they met with President George W. Bush. Doyle says our concerns about a looming recession are shared across the country.
"It was a good deal of concern and the President gave us his view of the economy. He was hopeful we were not going to go into a recession.
A new so-called stimulus package aims to help avert a potential recession, but that might not be enough. The governors discussed that concern with the president and members of his Administration, as many states face budget shortfalls and declines in sales tax revenue.
"You know there's been a good deal of talk about what they believe the economic stimulus package will do, and whether in fact they're gonna need to go to a second stimulus package – and one that gives some help to the states."
Wisconsin faces a "652 million shortfall.