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Gov. Doyle was right to use veto power
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Often newspaper editorials don't praise politicians for utilizing loopholes in the law, such as state constitutional amendments. But in this case we praise Gov. Jim Doyle's decision Tuesday to do just that.In 2008, voters approved a constitutional amendment to prohibit governors from cobbling together words and numbers from multiple sentences in bills to create new policies and taxing levels, which was known as the "Frankenstein veto," according to the Associated Press.But the amendment still left Wisconsin governors with the unique ability to cross out individual words, sentences or paragraphs to change the meaning of bills.On Tuesday, the loophole allowed Doyle to single-handedly ban auto title loans in Wisconsin, while signing into law a bill regulating the payday lending industry.