CHICAGO - Gov. Jim Doyle reshaped the Wisconsin Legislature's budget repair bill, using his veto pen to increase the number of spending cuts and lower the level of cash reserves and tobacco refunding proceeds earmarked to help eliminate a $527 million shortfall in the current $57 billion two-year budget.

Doyle used his line-item veto to increase to $270 million from $69 million the level of spending cuts in the budget repair legislation. The governor restored a $125 million school aid payment that the legislative bill had pushed off until the next fiscal biennium begins on July 1, 2009.

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