Republican leaders shrug off governor's vetoes
The Associated Press
PLEASANT PRAIRIE (AP) -- Republican leaders are shrugging off Gov. Scott Walker's vetoes of several items added to the state budget before it received final approval from the Republican-controlled budget committee.
Walker vetoed provisions Sunday that would have allowed bounty hunters in Wisconsin and kicked the independent Center for Investigative Journalism off of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the bounty hunter, or bail bondsmen, veto was expected because Walker vetoed similar legislation last year. Bail bondsmen haven't been allowed in Wisconsin since 1979, and Fitzgerald says it will likely be a long time before they are allowed again.
Fitzgerald also says many Republicans weren't sure of the scope of the ban on the investigative journalism center at UW, so he wasn't surprised to see it go too.