Doyle Pledges to Veto Some Portions of Budget

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Doyle says he'll veto cuts to four-year-old kindergarten and a program that reduces classroom sizes for early grades.

The Democratic chief executive has already pledged to cut $100 million through his veto pen. He has promised to reinvest some of that money in four-year-old kindergarten and the SAGE program.

Doyle told a crowd of parents and children outside McKinley Elementary School the state needs to make education its top priority.

He says the early years are the most important in a child's life and that students who start school early are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to be arrested.

The Senate and Assembly, which are both controlled by Republicans, approved a budget last month that proposed cutting 46 (m) million dollars from four-year-old kindergarten.