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Evers Signs Wisconsin Budget with 78 partial Vetoes

Evers Signs Wisconsin Budget with 78 partial Vetoes Photo: WDIO, File

Created: July 03, 2019 02:44 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has made 78 partial vetoes to the state budget passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
    
Evers signed the budget Wednesday, ignoring pleas from some liberals who wanted the new Democratic governor to reject the entire two-year spending plan.
    
Evers says he considered doing that, but decided it would be petty and divisive and wouldn't recognize the good elements of the budget.
    
Instead, Evers took a more moderate approach, using his broad veto powers to increase the proposed funding for K-12 schools by $87 million. He also eliminated a provision benefiting electric car manufacturer Tesla that was a late addition to the budget.
    
Republicans had urged Evers to sign the $82 billion budget, which they cast as a compromise. Republicans don't have the votes to override his vetoes.
 

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