The Wisconsin State Journal editorializes:
Wisconsin governors, both Democrats and Republicans, deserve strong veto powers to remove pork and policy from state budgets. But they shouldn't be allowed to unilaterally create laws from scratch that the Legislature never approved or even imagined.I hope I can, by this post, increase the pressure of embarrassment on the Wisconsin government.
Doyle made a couple of "Frankenstein" vetoes Friday. The most significant one nearly doubled the allowable increase in municipal property tax levies to 3.86 percent....
Doyle himself opposed the "Frankenstein" veto as a gubernatorial candidate. Then he won election and completely changed his position for short-term political advantage.
Wisconsin has suffered enough lame excuses and embarrassing hypocrisy from both major political parties on this issue. It's time for [Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston,] and the Democratic-run Senate to take the high road and approve this good-government reform for the benefit of all.