Doyle's Second Term has Different Look from the First

Governor Doyle begins his second term today with a dramatically different political landscape in Madison.

Democrats have control of the state Senate for the first time in 4 years. And the Republican control of the Assembly has dropped by 8 to just 52-47.

Doyle says he wants to work more closely with Republicans as he pursues his agenda, which he has promised to do while dealing with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall without raising general sales or income taxes.

He has been open to raising cigarette taxes as much as $1 a pack and increasing vehicle registration fees by $10.

More details about his agenda will be unveiled at his State of the State address on January 30th and his speech tied to release of the budget on February 13th.


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