Gov. Doyle to Tell Congress About Economic Challenges

Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 --- 3:10 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle is scheduled to testify before the House Appropriations Committee this week about the need for a congressional bailout plan for states.

Doyle says he'll talk about the challenges the state of Wisconsin faces with its projected $5.4 billion budget shortfall. He'll also discuss how devastating it would be to have to make cuts in education, health care and other areas.

The committee is chaired by U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, a Democrat from Wisconsin.

Doyle will be joined by the governors of New Jersey and Vermont. He says he hopes their testimony Thursday will convince Congress to approve a stimulus package for states.

President-elect Barack Obama recently met with governors to talk about such a proposal.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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