- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is not directly addressing a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that strikes down a law he signed that would have given him veto power over rules at the state education department.

Walker’s spokesman Tom Evenson on Wednesday says in a statement that the governor will “continue to advocate for policies that prioritize student success.”

Evenson says “Walker is dedicated to challenging the status quo when it impedes the ability of parents, school boards, and students to get the best educational outcomes.”

But state Superintendent Tony Evers is hailing the court ruling in his favor. He calls it a “victory for public education and the future of our state.”

A spokesman for the state Justice Department, which defended the law struck down, had no immediate comment.

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