21 Nov Doyle paints grim budget picture: “Everything will be on the table for cuts”
The state will have to leave 3,500 state jobs vacant, eliminate employee bonuses and cut agencies’ budgets by 2.5 percent to deal with the worst projected budget deficit in its history, Gov. Jim Doyle said Thursday.
Doyle also called for targeted tax increases and wouldn’t rule out a general sales or income tax hike, although he said he wanted to do everything possible to avoid that. He’s also ordering that $30 million in state grants not be awarded.