Jim Doyle and Republican lawmakers reached a compromise Oct. 20
to limit how much money Wisconsin borrows for highway projects,
Green Bay’s WBAY TV reported.
deal cleared the way for the State Building Commission to unanimously
approve borrowing $100 million to begin road work in the next several
governor earlier said the projects were in jeopardy because Assembly
Speaker John Gard, R-Peshtigo, threatened to sue over one of Doyle’s
vetoes, the news station reported. His veto increased the amount
of funds the state could borrow for highway projects to $1 billion
for the two-year period that began July 1.
said the veto was unconstitutional because it increased borrowing
authority without the Legislature’s permission. He claimed the governor
could only reduce borrowing authority.
a new deal in place, Gard said he would not sue because he thought
the agreement improved the method for paying off the debt for highway
deal includes new legislation that would limit how much the state
can borrow for highway projects in the budget to the $565 million
Doyle said he intended to use. It is expected to be approved this