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Walker's veto list

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Walker's veto list

Postby snoqueen » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:33 am

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolit ... 63073.html

Journal-Sentinel has a pre-signing list of expected vetoes. The bail bondsmen get left in the dust. Maybe their lobby didn't ante up in time.

Neither did the craft brewery lobby, sadly.
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby Woofer » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:02 pm

Where can one actually see the whole list of 50 vetoes???
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby Detritus » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Woofer wrote:Where can one actually see the whole list of 50 vetoes???

http://www.scribd.com/doc/58746927/Governor-Walker-s-State-Budget-Veto-Message
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby Woofer » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks! *sigh* I was looking to see if there was a veto to the child support agency cuts that had been proposed. Looks like we'll lose a lot of federal dollars for the program...
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:55 pm

Gov. Walker Uses “Vanna White Veto” to Rob New Public Sector Workers

It would appear this dick move is still somehow legal under legislation passed 2008 (from Wikipedia):

Wisconsin had previously eliminated an even more extreme version--dubbed the "Vanna White veto"--in 1990 "when they prohibited state leaders from deleting individual alphabetic letters and numerical characters in a bill to change the intent of the legislation"[10] in response to its controversial use by then-Governor Tommy Thompson.[11] An amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution passed in 2008 sought to curb the practice even further,[1] but its prohibition on "crossing out words and numbers to create a new sentence from two or more sentences" left intact the Governor's power to "cross out words within a sentence to change its meaning, remove individual digits to create new numbers or delete entire sentences from paragraphs."[12] This loophole has allowed the practice to continue, albeit less frequently.[2][3]
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby rabble » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:17 pm

Here's this year's list.
No bounty hunters, and the Center for Investigative Journalism doesn't have to leave - yet. And another fifty five items, all of which take the state in a positive direction for the benefit of taxpayers and businesses alike.
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby snoqueen » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:52 pm

The veto list starts on page 16 of the pdf.

Page 31: Report on deletion of positions in the DNR:

The partial veto is somethin' else.

On that page, item 33: The DNR is being positively gutted. From what I can tell he intends to eliminate 450 full time positions by Jan 1 2015. Am I reading this right?

Item 32, same page: DNR has to offer for sale 10,000 acres of its land annually?
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby Lolla-Lee-Lou » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:04 pm

The 450 positions to be eliminated are across all agencies and are yet to be identified. The 32.1 positions already identified for DNR are mostly vacancies, I think, that they just haven't been filling. I would expect that most of the positions that will be eliminated will be replaced by contractors. That seems to be the way things have been going.
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Re: Walker's veto list

Postby barney » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:54 am

Lolla-Lee-Lou wrote: I would expect that most of the positions that will be eliminated will be replaced by contractors.


Which is soooooo much cheaper and better than hiring staff :roll:

Did the little Napoleon get his power to sell off state and UW campus buildings? I didn't see mention of that one way or the other in any of the lists I've seen.
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