Evers to appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

GOP Wisconsin State Legislature Passes Bill Limiting Incoming Democratic Governor's Powers. Here's What That Means

The Latest: Evers to appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

Republicans in both states say they need to reduce the powers of their Democratic attorneys general and strengthen their own authority to preserve GOP initiatives such as voter ID.

Walker is getting bipartisan pressure to veto the measures, including from Democratic Gov. -elect Tony Evers (EE'-vers).

"Republicans say the bill would not in any way affect the voter-approved ballot measure and would ensure 'partisan evenness and equity" on the commission. If he can not persuade the governor to veto the proposals, Evers said he will consider lawsuits and any other option "to make sure that this legislation does not get into practice". It would also limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election, a restriction similar to what a federal judge ruled was unconstitutional. That takes away the ability of the state's attorney general to defend Wisconsin during legal challenges.

The lame-duck moves followed within hours of similar efforts in Wisconsin, where lawmakers voted earlier Wednesday to shift clout to the Republican-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing the GOP governor.

Wisconsin's incoming Democratic governor is condemning moves by Republicans legislators to weaken his power.

The full Senate could vote later Wednesday.

The Wisconsin legislation passed in a session marked by stops and starts as GOP leaders tried to muster enough votes in the Senate.

Both Evers and Kaul committed during the campaign to pulling Wisconsin out of a multi-state lawsuit seeking to invalidate Obamacare.

"The Republican motivation to take the power away and push these bills is to take power away from elected Democrats", Greimel said.

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The GOP headed State Senate in MI, electing mainly along party lines passed the bill that clears the incoming secretary of state of the authority to superintend crusade funding matters and transfers it to contemporary bipartisan enterprise.

Republicans who control Michigan's Legislature are expected to vote on bills that would strip power from the Democratic secretary of state-elect and give lawmakers authority to intervene in lawsuits.

The legislature passed the bill as an election fraud investigation is under way into a absentee ballot scheme in a USA congressional race in the state. That chamber ultimately approved the package 17-16, with one Republican, state Sen.

During a heated debate about the sweeping plan, Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz told GOP lawmakers that history would not be kind to them if they approved the bills.

The proposal up for a vote would weaken the governor's power to put in place administrative rules enacting state laws.

The bill is part of a package of Republican lame-duck legislation created to weaken Evers and incoming Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul.

Democrats also criticized the bill that would prescribe how Benson randomly selects the four Democrats, four Republicans and five independents to sit on the redistricting panel.

Both Evers and Kaul urged Republicans not to do it and warned of lawsuits that would bring more gridlock to Wisconsin when the new administration, and the first divided government in 10 years, takes over.

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