Doyle says he prefers keeping oil company tax

June 18, 2009

MADISON - Gov. Jim Doyle says he disagrees with a couple of the major state budget revisions being pushed by Senate Democrats.

Doyle said Wednesday he favors keeping a new tax on oil companies as he introduced. Senate Democrats want to eliminate it and the Assembly's version allows oil companies to pass the tax along to consumers at the pump up to 4.4 cents a gallon.

Doyle says he also disagrees with the Senate's plan to increase capital gains taxes more than he proposed.

But Doyle says his focus is on seeing the Senate quickly pass the budget and start negotiating with Assembly leaders on a compromise.

The Senate is expected to pass the budget Wednesday.


Associated Press