Senate Overrides Governor’s Vetoes

Marklein votes “yes” to move important initiatives forward.

Madison, WI – Today, Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) voted to override Governor Evers’ vetoes on nine important bills including Senate Bill (SB) 312 related to PFAS and SB 1014 related to relief funding for the health care in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley.

“I voted ‘yes’ today to override the Governor’s vetoes because, as Co-Chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, I want to release the funding for PFAS and health care. The Governor’s vetoes have tied our hands. He has been asking a committee of 16 people to override his vetoes but it takes a two-thirds majority of the legislature to override his vetoes and that is what we started today.”

“It is disgusting that the Governor is playing politics with the lives and wellbeing of the people of Wisconsin. We warned the Governor that a veto of the PFAS bill would kill our ability to send these funds to the people who need them. But he would rather continue pointing fingers than actually solve the problem. If he were serious about solving problems, he would have worked with us.”

“It is also a shame that the Governor is putting the lives of people in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley at risk by partially vetoing SB 1014. The funds to support emergency rooms in those communities could already be there. Instead, he wanted his way. We just want to help people.”

“Finally, I voted ‘yes’ to override the Governor on his decisions related to wolves, teacher apprenticeship, audits of our elections, citizenship to vote, public safety protections and licensing for Advanced Practice Nurse Practicioners (APRN) because these bills are good policy that solve problems in Wisconsin. I voted for these bills during the session and my votes today reaffirm my support for this good policy.”