MADISON, Wis. — State Senator Tom Tiffany (R–Minocqua) voted Tuesday to support a resolution that allows the voters to decide whether they believe a governor should have the veto power to add more spending than the amount the Legislature approves in the state budget.
“Wisconsin taxpayers deserve the opportunity to vote on whether any governor should be able to add millions of dollars of unauthorized spending above and beyond the budget the Legislature passes,” Tiffany said. “I am proud to support this important taxpayer protection initiative to ensure the state continues its record of responsible balanced budgeting under Republican leadership that has produced more than $13 billion in tax cuts.”
The proposed constitutional amendment requires adoption by two successive Legislatures. Then, the issue goes to the voters at the ballot box for final approval.
The resolution passed the Senate on a 19–14 party-line vote.