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Evers vetoes more than 40 Republican-backed bills


Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed more than 40 Republican authored bills, while he signed a bipartisan measure that provides funding for the construction of a new juvenile prison in Milwaukee.

The vetoes spanned a wide expanse of bills passed in this election year, measures that Republicans knew were doomed to fail but that give them — and Evers — something to campaign on.

Republicans don’t have enough votes to override his vetoes.

Among the bills Evers vetoed were measures that would have prohibited schools from requiring students and employees to wear masks and allowed holders of concealed carry permits to have firearms in the vehicles on school grounds.

Evers also vetoed a package of bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature that would have made a series of changes to the battleground state’s election laws.

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