Doyle makes hospital tax pitch, rumblings it may die
Gov. Jim Doyle made another pitch Monday for his proposed hospital tax - amid growing talk that state Assembly Republicans will succeed in killing it.
The new tax is part of a plan by Democrats to put the state budget back into balance, amid lower tax revenues caused by the economic slowdown.
Hospitals would get an extra $450 million in federal Medicaid funds since the state would spend more to treat Medicaid patients.