MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to meet with them to discuss his plans for spending $3.2 billion in federal stimulus money coming to the state.
Evers last week said that such discussions are not a “top priority.”
Republicans on Monday requested a meeting with Evers. State law gives the governor the power to decide how to spend the money.
Evers has vetoed bills passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature that would give lawmakers control.
The budget committee is scheduled to start taking vote on the budget Thursday, beginning with killing nearly 300 of Evers' proposals.