The big dogs say they are going forward with appointments.
The University of Wisconsin is assuming that Republican lawmakers will win the court fight over their December reforms. The UW board yesterday said it will swear-in Scott Beightol and Torrey Tiedeman at this week’s regents meeting. Governor Walker appointed the two in his final days in office. But they were fired by Governor Evers after a judge struck down the law that protected their appointments. UW Regents say that law has been reinstated, so Beightol and Tiedeman will be sworn-in.
NOW, on to the watch dogs:
Even with a billion-dollars in new taxes, the state’s fiscal watchdog says Governor Tony Evers’ budget would spend two billion-dollars more than Wisconsin has to spend. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a review of the governor’s spending plan yesterday. The bureau says Evers would add two billion-dollars in new spending to Wisconsin’s structural deficit. That’s twice the gap that Republicans saw under Governor Walker.