Wisconsin legislature sues governor due to ‘unconstitutional’ vetoes

The Wisconsin legislature filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, alleging that Evers improperly utilized his veto power on legislation concerning literacy education.

The intrastate drama started when Evers used his veto power to change parts of a bill passed in February, including a section that would require DPI to only use allocated funds for specific literacy programs. As part of the veto, Evers altered the language of the bill so that DPI could use the money “for any ‘literacy program’ that office deems fit,” as the lawsuit claims DPI does not have a titled literacy program.

The lawsuit claims that Evers can’t veto the bill because it is not an appropriations bill, but the bill did create the framework for
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