Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget vetoes

Gov. Tony Evers signs the state budget on July 3, 2019 at the state Capitol in Madison.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday acted Friday to rein in Gov. Tony Evers’ expansive veto authority by overturning three budget vetoes the Democrat issued in his first two-year spending plan as governor. 

Still, the conservative justices who backed the moves didn’t always agree on why each veto was unconstitutional in a fractured, multi-part decision that upheld a fourth partial veto those who brought the case also wanted struck down. 

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$40 Million Goes to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses

Money is in addition to personal protective equipment, as well as COVID-19 test kits and other supplies sent directly to hospitals and health care partners across the state.


MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced hospitals across Wisconsin will receive direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to assist with lost revenue and expenses they’ve incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May 2020. DHS will distribute these payments from $40 million of funding provided to Wisconsin under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Tom Tiffany, Wisconsin’s newly elected congressman, wastes no time in declaring war on education in the middle of a pandemic.

Tim Tiffany, Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican congressman, introduced legislation Thursday that would cut off schools’ federal funding if they do not reopen by Sept. 8.

Tiffany is co-sponsoring the “Reopen Our Schools Act” with Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks. The bill would require schools to reopen with all their normal operating procedures by Sept. 8. Schools that remain closed or that move forward with virtual learning instead of in-person classes would be denied federal funding for the 2020-21 school year.

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Action Needed:

      In 2010 the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision gave the nation’s ultra-wealthy a monopoly on political speech.  Since that time big money has flowed into our elections.  A Constitutional Amendment is necessary to overturn this ruling.  There are proposals in the House of Representatives and the Wisconsin Legislature that need public support.  Call your representatives and voice your opinion.

     The House Judiciary has Resolution 48 which proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the US providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only (not corporations).  It has been introduced and referred to the subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  Contact Representative Mike Gallagher (202-225-5665).
 
     Two Wisconsin lawmakers, Rep. Lisa Subeck and Sen. Dave Hansen, have introduced resolutions that would create a statewide Citizens United referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on the corrupting influence big money has in political campaigns.  Call Assemblyman GaryTauchen (715-758-6181and ask him to cosponsor LRB-76 and Senator Robert Cowles (920-448-5092and ask him to cosponsor LRB-1138.  If these are not your representatives because of where you live, please look up your representitives and call.