The Wisconsin Senate's Move To Undermine An Incoming Democratic Governor, Explained - News Summed Up

The Wisconsin Senate's Move To Undermine An Incoming Democratic Governor, Explained


Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled state Legislature passed a number of measures Wednesday to cripple the authority of the state’s incoming Democratic leaders, including Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Limit the governor’s control of public benefits programsUnder one proposal, Evers would have to seek permission from the Wisconsin Legislature before requesting changes to programs run jointly by the state and federal governments. Limit early votingThe bill limits early voting to no earlier than two weeks before Election Day in municipalities statewide. Strip the attorney general of power to determine how to spend settlement winningsUnder their proposal, the Republican-controlled Legislature would assume this authority. Prohibit the governor from banning guns in the state Capitol without lawmakers’ approvalAnd since Republicans control the state Legislature, Evers’ push to ban firearms on the property would be all but guaranteed to fail.


Source: Huffington Post December 05, 2018 22:30 UTC



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