What sank Scott Walker? His ambition, his record, Tony Evers, and the Donald Trump backlash


In Gov. Scott Walker’s quest for the political pinnacle, his foes and friends alike now see the makings of his untimely defeat. > Wisconsin State Journal

Vos: Republicans might limit Evers’ power over WEDC

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Monday that GOP lawmakers would consider changing the makeup of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s board in order to limit the power of Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Walker created the agency in 2011, and under its current makeup, the governor’s appointees set the tone for the agency. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Given Kaul, Evers and a GOP legislature, what’s next for Wisconsin healthcare?

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Incoming Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says one of his first actions will be to withdraw the state from the lawsuit that’s seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, and he’ll likely have Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ support. But with a divided government at both the state and federal levels, it’s unclear what’s possible. > CBS 58 Milwaukee

Evers faces tough sell on prison changes with GOP lawmakers

Gov.-elect Tony Evers has some big ideas about how to change Wisconsin’s overcrowded prison system, and aims to draw a stark contrast with Gov. Scott Walker, beginning with a pledge to visit the Lincoln Hills youth prison during his first week in office. The question is whether Republican legislators will let him make reforms. > AP News

Public Service Commission key to Tony Evers’ climate agenda


One area where Evers could move the needle on greenhouse gas emissions is the Public Service Commission, an independent body appointed by the governor that controls utility rates, the construction of power plants and transmission lines, and spending on energy efficiency programs. > Wisconsin State Journal

Vos strikes defiant tone in re-election as Assembly speaker


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is striking a defiant tone as he faces working with Democrat Tony Evers as governor. Vos said Monday after being re-elected as speaker that he will work with Evers when he can, but says Republicans must protect their legacy and “stand like bedrock to guarantee that Wisconsin does not go back.” > AP News

Some seats have opened up on the UW System Board of Regents. Who will fill them?


Gov.-elect Tony Evers said last spring he “can’t wait” to replace his colleagues on the board overseeing the state’s university system. His razor-thin win means it will soon become a reality, but it will take years before a new Evers-appointed majority emerges on the UW System’s Board of Regents. > Wisconsin State Journal