Governor Jim Doyle's handling of an economic crisis is prompting a recall effort.
Vince Schmuki of Wisconsinites Interests Now says members of the group are worried about the burden the Governor's budget will place on taxpayers. He says they've been looking at the budget, and think many of the proposals included in it are "just insane."
The group plans to file the paperwork needed to create a recall exploratory committee Tuesday at the Government Accountability Board offices in Madison. The move will allow them to recruit volunteers and raise the funds needed for a statewide petition to recall the governor. Once underway, WIN will have 60 days to collect 540,000 signatures from around the state.
Schmuki admits it's a monumental task, but he believes the group is up to the challenge.
Governor Doyle is up for re-election in 2010 and is expected to seek a third term in office. However, Schmuki says the state can't afford to wait for a challenger to defeat him. He says the budget being considered right now is too damaging to the state, and someone needs to put up a fight to prevent it from being passed.
The governor's office declined to comment on the recall effort.