Thursday, January 29, 2009

In bleak State of the State, Doyle calls for unity, sacrifice

Link to January 28 Capital Times article.

Excerpt: Addressing the state at a dark hour and calling it "a time of sacrifice," Gov. Jim Doyle sought to bolster Wisconsin's spirit Wednesday with the bare planks of his seventh and bleakest State of the State speech.

"It is a time when we will be responsible with what we have. This not a time for big new programs," Doyle said in a prepared speech devoid of the splashy spending initiatives unveiled in recent addresses. "What isn't needed will be cut. And unfortunately, some of what is needed will be cut, too."

The details will be found in the Governor's budget, which he's expected to introduce to the Legislature on February 10.

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