Walker signs Republican power grab to 'ignore and override the will of the people of Wisconsin'
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got beat in November, so he won’t have the chance to personally hurt Wisconsin’s workers anymore. But he’s making sure that his fellow Republicans will hold onto the power he’s wielded so happily, by signing a bill, passed by Republicans in the state legislature during the lame duck session, weakening the governor’s office and giving more power to the legislature.
Walker signed the bills Friday afternoon, putting his signature on measures limiting early voting, forcing incoming Gov. Tony Evers to stay in a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, keeping Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., and allowing legislators to essentially take over the role of the attorney general when state laws are challenged in court.
“Today, Gov. Walker chose to ignore and override the will of the people of Wisconsin,” Evers said in a statement. “This will no doubt be his legacy.”