Democrats Join Republicans and Vote to Override Governor Evers’ Vetoes Republicans, with the support of the Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance, were able to override two of Governor Evers’ vetoes. In recognition and acknowledgment of Governor Evers’ mistakes, Democrat members of the committee have put people before politics.
Rep. Steineke: Dems Place Party Politics Ahead of Saving Lives The Assembly failed to override Governor Evers’ veto of Assembly Bill 76 when several Democrat members doubled back on their commitment to constituents, flip flopping their vote in favor of Evers and their party bosses. Instead of voting to protect our most vulnerable they chose to play politics.
Nygren and Thiesfeldt Call for Audit of Department of Public Instruction Representing nearly one-fifth of the entire state budget, the Department of Public Instruction budget has increased by nearly $3 billion since 2012. This despite recent Forward Exam results show that 60% of Wisconsin students cannot read or write at grade level.
Petryk Bill Addressing CNA Shortage to Receive Veto Override Vote in Assembly Overriding a veto requires the support of two-thirds of both the Assembly and a Senate. If overridden, this legislation will remove a significant barrier preventing workers from becoming certified nursing assistants and will ensure quality long-term care is available for our aging population.
Governor Evers Sitting on More than $3 Million in Homelessness Funding Gov. Evers accused Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee of refusing to release funding for homeless programs ahead of the upcoming winter. But, his administration is actually sitting on $3 million that could have been used to help homeless in our state yesterday.