MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker intends to veto a portion of the state budget that would have allowed fired Milwaukee police officers to continue to be paid while they appealed their dismissals. Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie announced the veto on Friday. Walker intends to sign the budget and announce other vetoes on Sunday in Ashwaubenon. Milwaukee police officers were able to be paid while they appealed their firings until a law changes in 2008 and 2009. The Legislature’s budget committee inserted a provision in the budget that would have undone those laws, thereby allowing fired police to get paid while they were appealing the decision. Walker also intends to veto a part of the budget that would have changed how smokeless tobacco is taxed in Wisconsin.
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