Wisconsin Supreme Court Sides With Republicans On Partial Vetoes

(Madison) The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that three of Governor Tony Evers’ partial vetoes to the state budget were unconstitutional. However, the conservative majority could not agree on a rationale for why the three partial vetoes violated the Wisconsin Constitution. The court also upheld one of Evers’ partial vetoes. Five justices concluded Evers vetoes to the school bus modernization fund unconstitutional, with the same five also finding the same on his vetoes to the local roads improvement fund. Four justices concluded vetoes to the vapor products tax were unconstitutional, and five ruled vetoes to the vehicle registration fees WERE constitutional.  In a separate case, the court declined to overturn partial vetoes that Governor Scott Walker issued in the 2017-19 budget, ruling the challenge was filed too late.