Republicans ask Evers to discuss federal stimulus funding

Republicans ask Evers to discuss federal stimulus funding

SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
Created: May 03, 2021 04:26 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to meet with them to discuss his plans for spending $3.2 billion in federal stimulus money coming to the state.

Evers last week said that such discussions are not a "top priority."  Republicans on Monday requested a meeting with Evers.

State law gives the governor the power to decide how to spend the money. Evers has vetoed bills passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature that would give lawmakers control.

The budget committee is scheduled to start taking vote on the budget Thursday, beginning with killing nearly 300 of Evers' proposals.

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