Democrats, Critics Blast Walker for Signing Lame-Duck Bills Into Law

Democrats, Critics Blast Walker for Signing Lame-Duck Bills Into Law

Critics are blasting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for signing bills into law Friday they say weaken the authority of the next governor and attorney general.  The new laws restrict early voting, give majority Republicans control of the state’s job creating agency, and block Governor-elect Tony Evers from withdrawing Wisconsin from a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.  A federal judge in Texas just ruled the A-C-A was unconstitutional Friday afternoon, handing a victory to outgoing Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.  Governor-elect Tony Evers criticized the signing of the lame-duck session bills Friday.  He said, “Governor Walker chose to ignore and override the will of the people of Wisconsin. This will no doubt be his legacy.”  Walker claims the laws do nothing to diminish executive authority and Evers will still have important powers including the veto.