Next gov­er­nor will ask Walker to veto lame-duck leg­is­la­tion

The Record (Troy, NY) - - WEATHER -

MADI­SON, WIS. >> The in­com­ing Demo­cratic gov­er­nor of Wis­con­sin said Wed­nes­day that he plans to make a per­sonal ap­peal to his de­feated ri­val, Gov. Scott Walker, to veto far-reach­ing GOP leg­is­la­tion that would re­strict the new ad­min­is­tra­tion’s pow­ers.

Wis­con­sin Repub­li­cans pushed through protests, in­ter­nal dis­agree­ment and Demo­cratic op­po­si­tion to pass the bills after an all-night ses­sion. The mea­sures would shift power to the GOP-con­trolled Leg­is­la­ture and weaken the au­thor­ity of the of­fice Repub­li­cans will lose in Jan­uary.

“The will of the peo­ple has of­fi­cially been ig­nored by the Leg­is­la­ture,” Gov. Tony Evers said. “Wis­con­sin should be em­bar­rassed by this.”

He said he will talk to Walker as soon as the bills reach his desk and that if he can­not per­suade the gov­er­nor to veto the pro­pos­als, he will con­sider law­suits and any other op­tion.

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