Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Governor Doyle Calls Special Session of Legislature for Budget Repair

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today called a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature for March 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. to repair a budget imbalance caused by revenues that declined with a slowing national economy.

“I am working closely with and calling on legislative leaders to reach an agreement and quickly address the budget gap the state of Wisconsin is facing,” Governor Doyle said. “The budget imbalance has serious consequences if left unresolved. It is imperative that we find a responsible solution that protects our basic values, continues vital services, and maintains our financial integrity.”

Governor Doyle called the special session in response to a notification today from the Department of Administration that expenditures would exceed revenues by more than 0.5 percent this year. The situation requires legislation to repair the budget.

View the Governor’s Executive Order calling for the special session here:


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