Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul will take office in about three weeks, but he’ll assume the role with less power than his predecessor, Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel. Kaul recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” host Rob Ferrett, and you can read or listen to the conversation here.
There are many explanations for last week’s power play by Republicans that trampled Democratic lawmakers and took power away from Democratic Governor-Elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul. Urban Milwaukee posits five of them here.
The Wisconsin Democrats’ prospective legal action against the lame-duck actions of the Republican state legislature will base their challenge on a violation of separation of powers, while the GOP will likely counter with the argument that these legislative acts are one of the core powers reserved to the legislature. > NBC News
With something as controversial as what happened at the Capitol today, there will always be winners and losers. Here’s the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s scorecard for who benefited and who didn’t as a result of the lame-duck session.
The Cap Times lays out the full timeline of the Wisconsin Legislature’s lame-duck session from Monday through this morning, as well as explanations of the versions of each bill that ultimately passed.
AP News provides a rundown of the bills Wisconsin Republican lawmakers passed Wednesday to weaken the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general and curtail early voting, among several other bills.
With an Assembly vote shortly after 8 a.m., the Republican-controlled state Legislature has approved new limits on the power of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers in their lame-duck session, as well as limited early voting and given state lawmakers more power over the state’s economic development agency, which Evers has said he would like to eliminate. > Wisconsin Public Radio