Assembly Republicans Will Try to Override Nurse Training Veto

Republicans in the State Assembly are planning to try to
override Governor Tony Evers’ veto of a bill that would have made it easier to
become a nursing aide in Wisconsin. State law currently requires nursing aide
training programs to run at least 120 hours, while federal regulations call for
a minimum of 75 hours. The bill would have adopted the federal minimum as state
law. The Governor vetoed the measure in November, saying that he objects to reduced
training “for people who care for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable citizens.” A successful
override of a veto has not happened in the state since 1985.