First Wisconsin veto override attempts in 9 years fail

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the Governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol, in Madison, Wis. Behind Evers is Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, left, and Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton. Evers tried for months for the Legislature to take up gun control bills to no avail. So he recently called a special session to force them to convene on the issue.

MADISON (AP) — The Republican-controlled state Assembly was preparing today to attempt the first veto overrides in a decade, targeting three partial budget vetoes by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Democrats vowed to block the override attempts scheduled for Thursday. The vetoes at issue killed funding for a new crisis center and redirected money intended for doctors and to train behavioral health care workers.

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