Gov. Tony Evers’s veto to extend school funding for 400 years in Wisconsin faces challenge from business lobby

The Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s Litigation Center, Wisconsin’s largest business lobby, asked the state Supreme Court to strike down a veto from Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) that funded public schools for the next 400 years.

Taxpayers Jeffery LeMieux and David DeValk filed an original action petition to bypass lower courts and head to the state’s high court, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. They are asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the partial veto, which increased school funding for the next four centuries. 

“The law is clear,” WMC Litigation Center Deputy Director Nathan Kane said in a statement. “Voters and their elected legislators are the ones empowered to increase taxes, no one else.”

Evers used his partial veto powers to strike through a hyphen and “20” from a reference to the 2024-25 school year. In doing so,
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