Gov. Tony Evers more than doubled the total number of bills he has signed into law in the last week, approving nearly three dozen measures in the last four days.
But he also vetoed another four bills, bringing his tally up to 11 pieces of legislation that he’s rejected in their entirety.
At the start of last week, Evers had only signed 21 bills into law, which WisPolitics.com reported was the fewest at that point in a session since 2001, when 18 were codified. But by Friday, that number had risen to 55.
The latest actions came after the state Assembly sent all 28 bills that were enrolled in the chamber to Evers’ desk, while the Senate passed along the 24 bills that were enrolled there on Tuesday.
Legislation is periodically sent to the governor on pre-designated dates, though leaders in both chambers can choose to move up the time frame, or the governor can call for bills to be sent to him. The next closest date for bills to be sent to Evers is Dec. 5.