Conservation Challenge Heads to High Bench

Conservation Challenge Heads to High Bench

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says it will listen to Governor Evers’ argument that the state legislature should not be allowed to block his agenda by using statehouse committees, but only for environmental projects.

The court on Friday agreed to hear the governor’s challenge surrounding the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship conservation project. The governor sued the legislature for blocking a number of conservation projects, including a massive project that would have blocked-off huge portions of the Pelican River Forest. The governor says lawmakers cannot simply use the committee process to scuttle plans that passed as separate laws, or parts of the state budget. The governor also wanted to court to weigh-in on the UW pay raises, but the justice passed. Still, conservative judges say the decision to hear the case turns the Supreme Court into the governor’s avenue to do what he wants, regardless of what the people say.

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