AP FACT CHECK: Wisconsin governor’s veto pen is powerful

11Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state’s Capitol because it would trim some of his successor’s powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some GOP initiatives after he takes office in January.

Evers has appealed to Walker to veto the measures, but the two-term Republican was noncommittal. Walker on Tuesday said he was considering at least a partial veto of the bills, without going into detail.

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