steve johnson Gov. Whitmer line-item vetoes money for wrongfully convicted fund By Steve Carmody & Sarah Cwiek • May 10, 2019 steve carmody / Michigan Radio Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is defending her decision to line-item veto legislation removing $10 million to compensate people wrongfully convicted. The money is needed to replenish the nearly depleted compensation fund. The money was in legislation to improve transparency and reporting for the compensation fund.