Wisconsin Legislature Adjourns Over Governor's Heating Plan

Both houses of the state Legislature convened in special session Tuesday, then quickly adjourned without taking action on Governor Doyle's energy assistance proposal.

Doyle called the special session to consider his six million dollar plan to provide one-time heating assistance of up to $300 for families of four who make less than $40,000 a year. Current law limits it to those who make $29,000 or less.

The Assembly met and adjourned with only two members present. The Senate also met, but with seven members were present.

The Legislature's budget committee scheduled a meeting Wednesday to consider Doyle's plan, which could help up to 30,000 families. The six million dollars would come from an environmental cleanup fund.

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