Governor-elect Tony Evers reacts to lame-duck session

MADISON (WKOW) — Governor-elect Tony Evers is reacting hours after the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved a sweeping package of bills weakening him and the incoming Democratic attorney general, Josh Kaul.

The Governor-elect released the following statement Wednesday morning:

“Wisconsin has never seen anything like this. Power-hungry politicians rushed through sweeping changes to our laws to expand their own power and override the will of the people of Wisconsin who asked for change on November 6th.

Wisconsin values of decency, kindness, and finding common ground were pushed aside so a handful of people could desperately usurp and cling to power while hidden away from the very people they represent.

Wisconsinites expect more from us and I hope at some point the Legislature will rise to the occasion and work with me to solve the pressing issues facing our state. That’s what the people of Wisconsin want, that’s what the people of Wisconsin deserve, and that’s more than what they got from government here tonight.”

To read the latest details on the state legislature’s extraordinary session, click here.

Austin Haskins

Austin Haskins

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