Wisconsin Senate approves resolution for a gubernatorial veto referendum
Wisconsin Senate Joint Resolution 61 would ask Wisconsin voters to require the Governor to veto an entire section of a bill instead of vetoing parts of a section when using the line item veto pen.
Many political experts view the Wisconsin Governor's veto power as the most powerful in the nation, as a result of numerous Wisconsin Supreme Court rulings that ruled 1930 referendum curtailing veto power unconstitutional.
The Wisconsin Assembly must approve the resolution as the next step to placing the referendum on the ballot. If approved, the Legislature must approve another resolution in the 2011-2012 session before the referendum can be qualified.