Photo by Joseph W. Jackson III, from the Wisconsin State Journal, which reports:
In the last state budget, Gov. Jim Doyle lined out all but a few dozen unrelated words from among more than 750 words of text. The new sentence he created -- signed instantly into law -- allowed him to increase a state aid program by hundreds of millions of dollars more than the Legislature approved.We'll see if the legislature can get it together to ban this monstrosity.
That's just one example of how this ridiculous power has allowed governors past and present to undermine the role of legislators to legislate.