Gov. Jim Doyle announced a re-evaluation of the state budget shortfall Tuesday, projecting a deficit of $5 billion within the next 2 years.
Last month, Doyle said he expected the budget deficit to reach $3 billion due to the poor state of the economy.
Todd Berry, president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, said there are many reasons why Doyle changed his prediction from the estimated $3 billion.
The state law requires the governor or the administration to release information about state agency spending requests and revenue estimates for the coming years on Nov. 20