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Evers Renews Veto Call to Walker

Gov.-elect Tony Evers is renewing his call for Gov. Scott Walker to veto legislation that would restrict Evers' powers. Gov.-elect Tony Evers is renewing his call for Gov. Scott Walker to veto legislation that would restrict Evers' powers. |  Photo: Wisconsin Blue Book

Created: December 13, 2018 12:05 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers is renewing his call for Gov. Scott Walker to veto a bill passed in a lame-duck session that would prevent Evers from cutting certain economic development deals on his own.

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Evers commented Thursday after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Walker reached a $25 million deal to keep a Kimberly-Clark plant open near Appleton. The deal he struck would require legislative approval first under one of the lame-duck bills passed last month.

Walker has yet to sign the bills.

Evers says the governor "shouldn't be hamstrung when it comes to economic development" and called for Walker to veto the measure.

Evers says Republicans "played politics" with Kimberly-Clark for months. A larger tax incentive deal died after Republicans couldn't get enough votes to pass it in the Senate.

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