MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle says even if the federal government helps bail out states like Wisconsin that face massive budget deficits, deep cuts will still be necessary.
Doyle and the nation's governors met Tuesday with President-elect Barack Obama in Philadelphia.
Obama pledged quick work on an economic recovery plan that will include tax cuts and increased federal spending.
Doyle said in a later conference call with reporters that even with federal help he will have to make deep and painful cuts in Wisconsin government.
The governor also says he does not know how much money Wisconsin may get in a federal stimulus package.
Wisconsin's deficit is projected to exceed $5 billion by mid-2011.