Esenberg acknowledged that in seeking to undo the governor’s line-item vetoes WILL is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn long-standing precedent–one the group did not seek to overturn when Gov. Scott Walker was in office.
On July 9, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters sat down with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel capitol reporter Molly Beck, Wisconsin State Journal capitol reporter Riley Vetterkind, and Wisconsin Radio Network news director Bob Hague to discuss the new $81 billion state budget.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on the inclusion of the “Kapenga Kickback”: “A last-minute budget provision to make it easier to sell cars made by Tesla is aimed at winning the crucial vote of Sen. Chris Kapenga, who has pushed for the measure in the past and owns a business that sells Tesla parts and salvaged electric vehicles.
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The new Democratic governor, Tony Evers, has put together a two-year budget proposal that virtually every newspaper article declares DOA (dead on arrival) because of opposition in the Republican controlled legislature. There is even talk that the GOP will try to supplant his budget by amending the old one.
That’s not the word you hear on the street. What may have been true for eight years under GOP’s departed governor Scott Walker is undergoing the crashing sounds of change. Many in both parties now realize that Evers is not the extreme partisan the GOP tried to paint (in fact, several Democrats don’t find him extreme enough). Several of his proposals have considerable majority clout behind them, given past actions from all sides of the electorate.