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Assembly Republicans To Try To Override Evers’ Veto Of Nurse Training Bill

Last Veto Override In Wisconsin Was In 1985

A nurse gives a child a vaccine
In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, Starr Roden, left, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6, at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Paul Vernon/AP photo 

Assembly Republicans are planning to try to override Democratic Gov. 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. Federal regulations call for a minimum of 75 hours. The bill would have adopted the federal minimum as state law.

Evers vetoed the measure in November, saying he objects to reduced training for people who care for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable citizens.

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There hasn’t been a successful veto override in Wisconsin since 1985.