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Wisconsin Assembly leader says veto overrides likely

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FILE - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, center, watches as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the Governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Behind Evers is Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August, left, R-Lake Geneva, and Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is likely to vote later this year on overriding budget vetoes made by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday that Republicans haven’t talked yet about what specific veto overrides may be attempted, but “it wouldn’t surprise me if we took a look at some of those this fall.”

Veto overrides require two-thirds of members in the Senate and Assembly to be successful. Republicans don’t have enough members currently to override a veto without Democratic votes.

Veto overrides in Wisconsin are rare. The last successful override of a partial budget veto was in 1985.