Hundreds of people packed Lawrence University's Stansbury Theater Wednesday to tell the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee what they think about Governor Doyle's proposed state budget.

Scott Huiras, a senior Vice President at Secura Insurance, says the governor's proposal to increase minimum car insurance levels would have a major impact. Huiras warned that the changes could result in auto insurance premiums increasing by hundreds of dollars.

Manitowoc pharmacist George Gauz says SeniorCare cuts will hurt his industry. Gauz says eliminating $2.9 million from SeniorCare and cutting a five-percent pharmacy reimbursement premium will reduce federal matching funds by over $1.8 million.

Statewide hearings will conclude Friday in Cambridge. 

Audio courtesy of Rick Schuh, WHBY.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (MP3 1:31)

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