The Governor is raising some concerns about a proposed budget repair bill that's being considered by lawmakers.
A compromise in the Legislature would help the state close a $527 million budget hole. Governor Jim Doyle is pleased lawmakers are finally advancing a plan, however he says there are some real problems with the proposal.
One of Doyle's largest concerns is delaying $125 million in school aid payments into the next budget year. Doyle says that could result in education cuts across the state. He says it also just pushes off today's problem into the next budget.
The Governor also disagrees with a plan to free up $209 million by refinancing tobacco settlement bonds. Doyle says it goes beyond a responsible level. The original budget repair bill offered by the Governor only counted on $30 million in tobacco money.
Despite his concerns, Doyle says he'll wait until the bill is on his desk to decide if any vetoes should be made.