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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:20 AM

Wisconsin's GOP budget now shifts to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Here's what he could veto

MADISON - Tony Evers in the coming days will get to make the most consequential decisions so far of his governorship.

At issue: How much of the Republican-written state budget to keep.

Wisconsin governors have extensive veto powers that allow them to trim words and numbers from budgets at will.

Mindful of that, Republicans were careful to use the word "cannot" instead of the phrase "shall not" throughout the budget. If they hadn't done that, Evers could have transformed "shall not" to "shall," and thereby gotten the opposite of what lawmakers wanted.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/28/gop-state-budget-moves-tony-evers-heres-what-he-could-veto/1562057001/
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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lark Jun 2019 #1
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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:32 AM

1. If he could do that, why can't he strike the "not" part out of cannot?

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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:46 AM

2. Perhaps he can only strike out complete words?

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