Opponents of an extraordinary session bill filed by the Wisconsin Republican legislators hold Stop Lame Duck signs at a rally…
As top-democrats in the state calling them “sore losers” and “shameful”, the Wisconsin republicans passed a sweeping legislation on Wednesday to limit the powers of the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, when he takes office in January.  Evers defeated the Republican government Scott Walker in November. Walker has signaled that despite sharp protests, he signs the legislation that revokes authority that the legislator previously delegated to the governor.
But Evers said Wednesday afternoon he will talk to Walker as soon as the bills reach his desk and that if he can not convince him to veto the proposals, he will consider trials and any other option “to ensure that this legislation do not come into practice. “
“The will of the people has been officially ignored by the legislature,” said Evers, adding that the legislature’s actions take us back to November 6, “before the election was completed.”
“Wisconsin would be embarrassed by this,” said Evers.
The vote limits the incoming governor’s authority after an all-night debate was the height of a lama-duck legislative session. Evers and the Democratic Advocate General Josh Kaul warned that the resulting trial would give more gridlock when the new administration took over.
Republicans have cited their desire to protect important Republican achievements from being rejected by Evers. Among them: a massive $ 3 billion subsidized by Walker to bring Foxconn, an important Apple Inc. supplier, to Wisconsin along with thousands of jobs. Evers has said he would like to renegotiate the agreement.
The legislation passed Wednesday would protect the state job agency from his control and let the board choose its leader in September, which would at least delay Evers ability to maneuver the Foxconn subsidy.
The changes would also weaken the governor’s ability to introduce rules that adopts laws. And it would limit early voting to no more than two weeks before a election, a restriction similar to a federal judge who was unconstitutional.
In addition, the proposal would weaken the law firm’s office by requiring a legislative committee rather than attorney general secretary, to reprint to withdraw from federal lawsuits. This would prevent Evers and Kaul from complying with promises to withdraw Wisconsin from a majority trial application aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act. They raised opposition to that trial as a central part of both their campaigns.
Walker booed at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Tuesday when the Republicans pushed the action, drowned the gymnasium with “Hey Walker, go home.”
Walker later tweeted that the protesters should “leave the children alone.”
Walker has 10 days to sign the package from the time it is delivered to its office.
Republicans were beaten in the middle of the election in Wisconsin and lost all statewide races in connection with strong democratic division. But they retained legislative majorities.
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The GOP Movement comes as Michigan Republicans discuss taking action before a Democratic governor takes over. North Carolina legislators took similar steps two years ago.
The law went on in a session marked by a stop and begins as GOP leaders tried to gather enough votes in the Senate. The House finally approved the package 17-16, with only one Republican who voted against it, around the sunrise. The Assembly approved it on a 56-27 vote about two hours later, with only one Republican defect.
“This is a great way to drive a railroad.”