Governor Doyle is getting praise from an unlikely source.
State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) is generally at odds with Governor Doyle, but the West Bend Republican is now praising Doyle for a veto he made earlier this week. The Governor vetoed legislation that would have expanded access to juvenile court records for police, judges, and social workers.
Grothman says it will keep tens of thousands of government workers from having access to juvenile court records. He says the expanded powers may have been used responsibly, but he also saw a lot of potential for abuse. Grothman says state workers could have easily used their access to look up their daughter’s boyfriend or friends.
It is the only bill Doyle has vetoed from the recently-concluded legislative session.