One of the conservative watchdogs at the Wisconsin Capitol is looking to trim Governor Tony Evers’ veto power.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty yesterday filed a lawsuit to block the governor from making more partial vetoes. WILL’s Rick Esenberg says the governor’s ability to strike individual lines or paragraphs from proposed laws turns law making into a ‘competing game of Scrabble.’ Essenberg says by allowing Wisconsin’s governor to sign only the portions of laws that he likes, the governor is essentially making new laws. Essenberg says that’s a power reserved only for state lawmakers.
“KAULING” OUT A.G. KAUL
Republican lawmakers in Madison want Wisconsin’s attorney general to explain why he is not following the law. Lawmakers filed a lawsuit yesterday accusing Attorney General Josh Kaul of not following the law passed back in December that requires their permission before he can settle any lawsuits. That law was placed on hold earlier this year, but later reinstated by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
COMPLAINTS HIT ASSEMBLY
The top Republican in the state Assembly says he takes people’s disabilities very seriously, but is questioning just how serious a disabled state lawmaker is with his latest complaints.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos sent a letter to state Rep. Jimmy Anderson yesterday that accuses Anderson of grandstanding by running to the media to ask to call in to statehouse hearings, instead of asking Vos. Vos says he’s willing to make some accommodations for Anderson, who is in a wheelchair, but he’s not going to allow Anderson to phone in.