The Wisconsin governor is possibly the most powerful executive in the country. Although the Supreme Court and the voters have pared back the veto power of the governor in the past two decades, he still retains an extensive right to fundamentally rewrite legislation by vetoing different sections of bills.
Whether or not Republicans accept major changes to the governor's budget repair bill, Walker will likely be able to restore the legislation to his proposal with some creative penmanship.
I can't help thinking, throughout this process, about the Democratic primary for the 77th Assembly district. Most of the candidates, including the nominee, Brett Hulsey, dismissed the issue of the governor's veto as a fringe issue for legal policy wonks. Democrats were in control. Nobody had time to hear from annoying "process progressives," such as Fred Wade.