Governor Signs Budget Bill with Line-Item Vetoes

posted Jul 3, 2019, 10:08 AM by Michael Duncan
Governor Tony Evers has signed the 2019-21 state biennial budget, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 9, into law with partial vetoes. In a prepared statement given to reporters, Evers says this budget makes critical investments in areas that were included in The People’s Budget, and is a down payment on the progress that must be made in the next biennial budget.  Regarding discussion of vetoing the entire budget, Evers say that vetoing this budget would have meant passing up the opportunity to provide investments in special education, the largest general school aid increase in a decade, increased revenue to fix roads, and critical investments in broadband expansion, child welfare, rural hospitals, and transit, among other important priorities.