As the pressure mounts on the Wisconsin Assembly Republicans to cave to the tax increase demands of Governor Doyle and the Senate Democrats, they need to realize that whatever they pass is not the final budget. With Doyle's line item veto power, anything that is passed by the legislature is a Lego set for Doyle to break down to shift funding in any way pleases. The budget Doyle signs will represent his priorities, not anything passed by the Legislature.
There is no rush to pass a new budget, we are doing just fine with the old one. The legistature should eliminate or curtale the governor's veto powers to prevent the rewriting of legislation by Wisconsin's Executive Branch.
It is not time to cave on the budget. Fix the veto first, before continuing budget negotiations.