VIDEO: Chaos Erupts as Republicans Adjourn Session to Block Democratic Overrides

By Cherita Booker

May 16, 2024

WATCH: GOP senators were in Madison, not to release funds for PFAS cleanup, but to hold a likely-to-fail veto override session.
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate voted to override nine vetoes by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, including $125 million in grants for PFAS pollution, gray wolf population goals, and a post-election audit.
Senate Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein said the performative session was “the last gasps of a desperate Republican caucus-more interested in ducking responsibility for a do-nothing session than doing any good on their last day.”
In addition, disagreements persist between Evers and Republicans over the best way to allocate $15 million for health care following hospital closures in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.

Source: AP News

@upnorthnews WATCH: GOP senators were in Madison, not to release funds for PFAS cleanup, but to hold a likely-to-fail veto override session. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate voted to override nine vetoes by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, including $125 million in grants for PFAS pollution, gray wolf population goals, and a post-election audit. Senate Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein said the performative session was "the last gasps of a desperate Republican caucus-more interested in ducking responsibility for a do-nothing session than doing any good on their last day." In addition, disagreements persist between Evers and Republicans over the best way to allocate $15 million for health care following hospital closures in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. ✍🏼: AP News #wisconsin #wisconsinnews #wisconsinpolitics #senate #legislature #gop ♬ original sound – UpNorthNews

Author

  • Cherita Booker

    Milwaukee native Cherita Booker attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked in various roles as a multimedia journalist since 2017. She enjoys photography, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

CATEGORIES: LOCAL VIDEO

Politics

Local News

Related Stories
Share This