Tony Evers says it will take a lawsuit to get him to go along with lame-duck legislation

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    • #7927
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      MADISON(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) – Incoming Gov. Tony Evers signaled Wednesday he would not go along with parts of lame-duck laws that curb his powers, suggesting that GOP lawmakers or their supporters would have to sue him over the issue.

      “I’m anticipating most of the provisions will be challenged and I’m guessing I will be a defendant rather than a plaintiff,” Evers said in an interview Wednesday at his transition office.

      The Democrat’s stance changes the dynamic in the fight over the lame-duck legislation by prodding Republicans into initiating litigation instead of doing so himself.

      In the interview, Evers also provided glimpses of the budget he will introduce in the coming months, saying he would look to expand health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act; allow illegal immigrants to qualify for driver’s cards; give immigrants who came to the state illegally as children the chance to pay in-state tuition; and allow property taxes to rise by more than they have in the past.

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      Not the usual crustacean? I guess time will tell.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #7933
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      Is he action or just sound?

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      “Dear God, Man..lie down!  Lie down! What ARE you doing?”

      Crawling through reality.

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      Land of Enchantment
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      https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/articles/2018-11-06/wisconsin-democrats-hope-to-flip-state-senate

      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans silenced any talk Tuesday of a blue wave sweeping them out of control of the Wisconsin Legislature, with GOP incumbents turning back more than enough Democratic challengers to maintain majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate.

      The GOP has controlled both houses since 2011. Tuesday’s wins ensure they’ll run things in Madison for two more years. They’ll be able to use their majorities to support or stymie the governor’s office depending on who wins the title; the race between Republican incumbent Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers was too close to call early Wednesday morning and could be headed toward a recount.

      2020 can turn things around for Wisconsin IF they can re-take the Assembly and the Senate…Evers will surely strive to make that happen…

      “Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart.” ~ Emily Dickinson

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