The non-partisan legislative fiscal bureau estimates there's $3 billion in new bonding in Governor Jim Doyle's proposed budget. GOP lawmakers are jumping on that as irresponsible. Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem) says the additional borrowing will mean the state's interest payments will equal nearly $19 million a month in extra spending. Huebsch says the number of spending increases in the budget is almost ridiculous.

The borrowing increases could set up a lengthy budget debate between the Republican-controlled Assembly and Senate Democrats. (WIBA's John Colbert contributed this report) 

AUDIO: John Colbet reports (MP3 :38)

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