100 Days into His Tenure, Governor Evers Draws Line on Budget

One hundred days into his tenure, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has drawn a line in the sand with Republican lawmakers on what the next state budget must include.

“We have to make sure we have affordable and accessible health care, we have to make sure we have increases in resources for our education system, and fix the damn roads,” Evers said in an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal. “I would not be accepting of a budget that didn’t make significant progress on all three of those.”

Still, Evers said he thinks the likelihood is small that he will veto an entire budget passed by lawmakers.