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RandySF

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Fri May 17, 2024, 09:24 AM May 17

WI: Legislative session ends without veto overrides [View all]

The Republican-led Assembly didn’t attempt to overturn any of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ vetoes during a two-day veto review session Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the legislative session to an end without any successful overrides.

The Senate voted to overturn nine of Evers’ vetoes on Tuesday including a bill directing how funding to combat PFAS can be spent and a bill to direct how the Department of Health Services (DHS) would spend $15 million in funding on grants for capital improvements for emergency medical services in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.

While Republicans in the Senate hold a two-thirds majority, Republicans are two seats short of the two-thirds supermajority that would allow them to override a veto without any Democratic votes. Ultimately, the Assembly didn’t even meet to attempt to override any of Evers’ vetoes.

Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) celebrated the failure of Republicans’ veto override attempts in a video posted to social media on Wednesday.




https://wisconsinexaminer.com/briefs/legislative-session-ends-without-veto-overrides/

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