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Frankenstein Veto Erased

In signing the state budget bill earlier this summer, Governor Doyle violated the constitutional ban approved by voters last year, which prohibited “Frankenstein Vetos” that are created by combining words and numbers from two or more sentences into one sentence.

Last week, the Joint Committee on Legislative Organization voted to have the budget republished, erasing the Governor’s unconstitutional veto. While Governor Doyle acknowledged that his veto was in error and stated that he would abide by the language passed by the State Legislature, I am pleased that the Committee took action to ensure that the official record is correct.