What the heck? Who is running the show over there?
WAUSAU – Gov. Tony Evers vetoed legislation allowing paddle wheel raffles this week but couldn’t say why when a reporter asked him about his decision.
Evers signed more than 60 bills on Tuesday and vetoed two related to games, including one that would have allowed any business with a Class B gambling license to hold raffles using a paddle wheel.
Evers told lawmakers in a veto message Tuesday that the bill could threaten revenue the state receives from casinos owned by the state’s tribal nations in exchange for exclusive gaming rights.
When a reporter asked him Thursday why he vetoed the legislation, Evers said he would follow up with an answer.
“Could you take us through your thought process on that?” Michael Leischner, a reporter for talk radio station WSAU, asked at a news conference in Wausau following a bill signing ceremony.
“We’ll get you the information on that,” Evers responded. “I signed over 100 bills two days ago and vetoed a handful of other ones — but you caught me.”