Wisconsin Republicans look to limit Democratic governor’s veto power

Republicans in the Wisconsin State Assembly approved a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution on Tuesday that would limit Gov. Tony Evers’s (D-WI) veto powers by prohibiting him from raising taxes or fees on his own. 

The proposal, Assembly Joint Resolution 112, would restrict Evers and future Wisconsin governors from “exercising his or her partial veto power over an appropriation bill, from creating or increasing or authorizing the creation or increase of any tax or fee,” according to the proposal. Republican state Rep. Amanda Nedweski, who introduced the proposal, told reporters it would “rebalance power between the executive and legislature.”

Last year, Evers used his partial veto powers to alter the state’s budget by crossing out words and numbers to extend school funding through the year 2425, an additional
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