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January 1, Wisconsin Governor Uses “Power” to Spend Taxpayer Dollars for 402 Years



1868: Louisiana and South Carolina are the last states to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing civil rights.

Wisconsin’s Democratic Governor, Tony Evers, has roused taxpayers’ concerns over a line-item veto that increases funding for K-12 public schools until 2425.

The veto came as an amendment to a state budget initially passed by a Republican-majority legislature, which approved a school district revenue-raising limit boost of $325 per student for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years.

Using his partial veto authority, Evers manipulated the bill to prolong the approved revenue-boost.

He removed the “24” from the first school year reference and the hyphen and “20” from the “2024-25 school year,” altering it to read “2023-2425.”

Evers defended his decision by pointing to inflation and the need to “provide school districts with predictable long-term [revenue] increases for the foreseeable future.”

The veto raises concerns over who will foot the bill for these funding increases.

According to Wisconsin Republicans, this cost will likely fall on the shoulders of taxpayers through increased property taxes.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) expressed dismay over the move, stating, “Legislative Republicans worked tirelessly over the last few months to block Governor Evers’ liberal tax and spending agenda.

“Unfortunately, because of his powerful veto authority, he reinstated some of it today.”

Vos further warned, “Wisconsin property taxpayers will also bear the burden of Gov. Evers’ veto regarding per-pupil school funding.

“By allowing this level into the future, homeowners will experience massive property tax increases in the coming years.”

Bottom Line

While this increase is not irreversible, it may remain in place until a future governor and legislature decide not to spend the taxpayer revenue that won’t be collected for another four centuries.

Until then, this decision stands as Wisconsin law.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Evers has utilized his partial veto power.

He issued 51 partial vetos this year, with a record of 50 partial vetos on the state’s biannual budget in 2021 and 78 in 2019, as reported by WBAY-TV.

This extensive use of veto power raises questions about the balance of power in the state and the long-term implications for taxpayers.

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  1. Recce

    July 9, 2023 at 9:54 am

    I doubt that the line item veto, which I generally favor, was meant to mishmash a bill in such a way.

    I suppose a governor could take a bill that said “the right to a fair trial shall not be infringed” to “the right to a xxx trial shall xxx be infringed.”

  2. BF

    July 9, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Evers…just another cheap hack in a suit…

  3. Mike

    July 9, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    It is apparently time for the taxpayers of Wisconsin to get off their collective asses & vote the scum out.

  4. Stephen

    July 9, 2023 at 8:48 pm

    The Legislature needs to override the governor’s veto.

  5. areo

    July 10, 2023 at 12:19 am

    There you go, Wisconsin. You voted for him, now you can pay for your mistakes. You were warned, but apparently there weren’t enough of you paying attention….and your “I hate Trump” mentality has now born fruit. What will probably happen is that the coward Democrats, seeing their bills rise and their incomes plummeting, will leave Wisconsin for a forward-thinking Red State, leaving decent people in Wisconsin with the new burden they never voted for but will have to pay for. And the coward Democrats will infect the Red State with their mindless voting patterns and the scenario repeats itself.

  6. Nate

    July 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

    How can a governor, a temporary elected official, make laws or rules to spend money for decades, in this case, centuries, not knowing what lies in the future to come? Who does he think he is? A Nastradamus who knows all, can do all, can screw all without consequences? As soon as society can, shit-can this guys ideas! He won’t be around 402 years from now to be held accountable, as if, no one in Washington, D.C. is held accountable at all!!!

  7. Brian

    July 10, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Get rid of him. He is not doing the will of the people, but rather what he thinks is right for them.

  8. Tim

    July 10, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    we in the South are loving this. you are your own worse enemies. Amerika has a communist & yankee problem. they are the same thing (redundant)

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