Wisconsin Republicans Move To Weaken Powers Of Governor

posted Dec 5, 2018, 5:45 AM by Ryan Quinn   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 5:45 AM ]
Wisconsin Republicans are moving forward with dramatic lame-duck votes in the state Legislature on a sweeping attempt to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

Opponents decried the moves as a last-gasp power grab and an attempt to invalidate the election where Republican Gov. Scott Walker was defeated, but 75th Assembly District Representative Romaine Quinn, a Barron County Republican says he supports the lame-duck legislation. 

Once approved by the Legislature, the measures will head to Walker for his signature just five weeks before he is replaced by Democrat Tony Evers. 

A Republican-controlled committee voted to approve the bills late last night, following a nine-hour public hearing where only one person spoke against the measures.