On the Democratic side: Governor-Elect Tony Evers is holding public hearings around Wisconsin on the state’s biennial budget. Four different hearings have been scheduled for locals to tell Evers and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Mandela Barnes exactly where their tax dollars should go. In a statement yesterday, Evers said he wants to build a budget that reflects Wisconsin’s priorities by hearing directly from Wisconsinites.
The hearings will start this Tuesday and Wednesday and will also happen on December 18th and19th.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side of the aisle, some allies of Governor Scott Walker are urging him to veto the lame-duck bills he’s currently reviewing. Certain efforts in the bills could strip away power from the incoming Democratic governor and also restrict early voting. Walker has six days to sign the bills, veto them or allow them to become law without his signature. A few prominent conservatives who support Walker are urging him to stay away from the lame-duckbills, calling them petty, vindictive and destructive to his reputation. Whatever Walker decides to do will be consequential, as it’ll be one of his last acts as governor.