GOP plan would raise property taxes $357-million, slash UW, road, prison budgets

You didn't read that headline on Saturday's Journal Sentinel

Instead, the focus was on when Assembly Republicans first started to consider blocking passage of the state budget.

Under normal circumstances, in an objective report, this would appear to be the most important part of the story:

Not passing a budget, however, would require property taxes to rise by $357 million more than Doyle's budget proposes, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated. A budget impasse also would halve the number of road projects and force large cuts in spending at prisons and the University of Wisconsin System, according to figures in a Fiscal Bureau memo requested by Assembly Republicans.

As we said earlier, this tactic is one that could



June 16, 2007 - 9:30am