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Lame duck

Postby Beaver » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:16 pm

Trying to do some damage as Walker's parting shot.

State Senate Leader signals lame-duck session on fast track, says it could happen Tuesday
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt ... 3BEF2C94B1

"GOP lawmakers are expected to take up bills in the lame-duck session that could include scaling back certain powers of the governor's office or moving the date of Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential primary. Also in the mix is a subsidy package to help paper giant Kimberly-Clark retain hundreds of jobs in the Fox Cities, though Fitzgerald said Tuesday that bill may lack support to pass the Senate.

Fitzgerald said Assembly Republicans are working on a large omnibus bill, meaning one that could address a range of subjects. But he said Senate Republicans may proceed differently. "I don't think we're going in that direction — maybe breaking it up," Fitzgerald said."

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Re: Lame duck

Postby gargantua » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:53 pm

Our best hope is that the Assembly and Senate fight among themselves. It's happened before.

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Re: Lame duck

Postby jonnygothispen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:50 pm

"“Our objective–as Americans–should be to have large turnouts for our elections. I understand why Justice Kelly would appreciate this change, but I do not understand how some legislators and the governor are contemplating a change so to have less people involved in electing a Supreme Court candidate for the next 10 years. We need more civic involvement not less,” (said) former Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske...

An generic overview of opinions...

https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2018/11/28 ... k-session/

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Re: Lame duck

Postby Beaver » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:00 pm

What about the laws the Republicans erased the last 8 years?

Powers of Evers and Kaul would be weakened under Republican proposals
Lawmakers to return for lame-duck session
https://www.channel3000.com/news/powers ... /901268407

“Wisconsin law, written by the legislature and signed into law by a governor, should not be erased by the potential political maneuvering of the executive branch," Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a joint statement calling lawmakers to the Capitol next week for the extraordinary session."

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Re: Lame duck

Postby nonyuppie » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:56 pm

We should take to the streets during the whole session.

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Re: Lame duck

Postby nonyuppie » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:28 pm

Rally at 5:30 PM Monday, December 3 at the State Street steps of the Capitol.

John Nichols wrote:When Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and their Republican cronies moved to thwart the will of the people with a sweeping plan to undermine the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Indivisible Madison jumped into action.

The group, started as part of the national network of organizations resisting Donald Trump’s lawless presidency, has been in the forefront of the fight to defend democracy at the federal level. So it made sense that it would extend its focus to Wisconsin with a #RespectMyVote rally at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the State Street steps of the Capitol.

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Re: Lame duck

Postby Beaver » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:42 am

Josh Kaul, Tony Evers slam lame-duck session
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt ... 3BEF2C94B1

GOP lame-duck plan likened to 'third world dictatorship' by critics as they race to stop it
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt ... 3BEF2C94B1

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Re: Lame duck

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:16 pm

Lame duck Walker is looking for a new job. Supposedly he is being considered for Secretary of the Interior, now that the current office holder is resigning in disgrace. I wonder how much damage Walker could do in that position.

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Re: Lame duck

Postby gargantua » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:21 pm

He did quite a bit in Wisconsin, that's for sure.

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Re: Lame duck

Postby Zoti Bemba » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:25 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Lame duck Walker is looking for a new job. Supposedly he is being considered for Secretary of the Interior, now that the current office holder is resigning in disgrace. I wonder how much damage Walker could do in that position.


Hmmm... And only last Friday he was declaring his intention to stay in Wisconsin

https://www.channel3000.com/news/politics/walker-to-remain-in-wisconsin-after-leaving-office-1/931785226

How long did it take after he was elected to a second term to go from "Governor of Wisconsin is the best job ever! I have no intention of running for President!" to setting up his exploratory committee? I'm thinking... two months? He may be aiming to beat that record this time. That's a lot of Federal land to quietly sell off or despoil, after all. Zinke hardly even had a chance to get started...
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Re: Lame duck

Postby Beaver » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:32 am

The Onion pokes fun at Wisconsin politics with three satirical stories
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/loc ... 217313002/

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Re: Lame duck

Postby Beaver » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:01 pm

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin early voting restrictions
https://wkow.com/news/political/2019/01 ... S1FIdZ_7nY

"A federal judge has struck down early-voting restrictions enacted by Wisconsin Republicans in a lame-duck legislative session last year. U.S. District Judge James Peterson ruled Thursday that the restrictions violate injunctions he issued in 2016 invalidating similar early-voting limits. He says the lame-duck limits are clearly inconsistent with the earlier injunctions."


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