Evers says lawmakers should override veto
MADISON, Wis. — State Superintendent Tony Evers says the Republican-controlled Legislature should override a Gov. Scott Walker budget veto that would take money away from about 200 mostly rural schools.
Evers is a Democrat running for governor. He said Thursday that the Legislature should override Walker’s veto of a budget provision that would have allowed low-spending districts to raise more from local property taxes without a vote.
The change was backed by Assembly Republicans who saw it as a way to fix an inequity in the current school funding formula. But Walker objected to the property tax increase.
Republicans have never voted to override a Walker veto and leaders have not been calling for any action this year, either. Walker signed the budget Thursday while Evers was giving his annual state of education speech.
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