Doyle's Budget Approval

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A top Republican legislator says Gov. Doyle's budget proposal to shift $500 million from the transportation fund won't survive the Legislature.

Assembly Speaker John Gard says local officials should brace for deeper cuts to state aid if the governor doesn't come up with an alternative.

Gard says Doyle wants to raid the transportation fund, and repairs to Milwaukee's Marquette Interchange will leave road projects around the rest of the state in limbo.

Doyle spokesman Dan Leistikow says the governor's budget includes three billion dollars for road projects.

Doyle's proposal is included in his plan to fix the state's $3.2 billion deficit through mid-2005. It needs approval from the Legislature.