Wisconsin’s Democratic governor did an end run around the state’s Republican-majority legislature and added millions of dollars to the public education budget.
Gov. Tony Evers used a veto to insert an additional $65 million dollars into the state budget for K-12 education, according to the Journal Star Online.
The news publication reports Evers originally asked for $1.4 billion dollars for public instruction before Republicans trimmed that back.
Julaine Appling of the Wisconsin Family Council says Evers used his veto power "creatively,” with the use of his veto pen, to add more funds.
Even though Evers used his veto pen, steps are being taken to make sure that neither Evers nor a successor will not be able to use those powers in such a manipulative manner again.
"Two state legislators, a representative and a senator,” Appling says, “are proposing a constitutional amendment that would bypass the governor that would prohibit any governor from doing something similar in future years."