Speaking at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's annual convention in Green Bay Friday night, Governor Doyle said Republicans have done little to help the state battle a massive budget deficit and seem happy just being the "Party of no."
Doyle says Republicans are against the budget because it relies on federal stimulus dollars. He says they'd rather see those investments go elsewhere, resulting in Wisconsin classrooms taking a financial hit.
The governor says the budget plan makes some tough cuts, but it helps solve a major fiscal crisis. Doyle says it preserves important priorities, while a avoiding a tax increase on Wisconsin's middle class families.
Doyle says Republicans are using the same old tired political tactics that go nowhere.
Also at the convention Friday night, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) praised President Obama's focus on providing healthcare for all. He also urged Democrats to help in his bid for re-election in the upcoming 2010 elections.
State Treasurer Dawn Marie Sass also announced her intention to seek another term in office.
Democrats will continue meeting Saturday, with appearances expected from U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). They're also expected to name Mike Tate as the new chairman of the state Democratic Party.