Doyle Will Ask For Domestic Partner Benefits
POSTED: 2:59 pm CST February 11, 2007
UPDATED: 3:14 pm CST February 11, 2007
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Jim Doyle wants the state to pay for health-care benefits for domestic partners of all state employees.
Doyle said he'd put the request in his state budget proposal.
Doyle asked for a similar benefit package for just UW employees in his last budget, but Republicans took it out in the legislature.
Doyle said the benefits are needed to attract the best and brightest people to state jobs.
A spokesman for the Republican Assembly speaker said the governor's headed in "completely the wrong direction."
The pro-amendment people said that the point of it was nott o deny people benefits. Lets see them prove it.