GOP leaders respond to the Democrats' plan to fix the current budget shortfall.
"No bones about it, they raised taxes," So says Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). He says Democrats couldn't wait around to put the tax increases in the next two-year budget plan.
The budget repair plan from the Democrats cuts $125-million in state spending. Governor Jim Doyle says his plan attracts new business and creates jobs, but Fitzgerald says he doesn't see that at all.
Assembly Republican Leader Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) says it's a partisan bill. He says no member of the GOP will be persuaded to vote for a repair bill with such tax increases, in fact, he doubts all the Democrats could in good conscience agree to the plan.