Evers calling on JFC members to oppose lame-duck legislation

QUORUM CALL

Governor-elect Tony Evers is calling on the members of the the Joint Committee on Finance to oppose any extraordinary session legislation, saying the bills represent “unfettered attempts to override and ignore” what voters decided in the midterm election.

In written testimony sent to the state’s powerful budget committee, Evers hit on many of his campaign promises, including fully funding public education, fixing infrastructure issues, and ensuring protections are in place for people with pre-existing conditions.

“The election was not about Republican values or Democratic values — it was about our Wisconsin values of decency, kindness, and finding common ground,” Evers wrote. “It was about solving problems, not picking political fights.”

He says both the extraordinary session and the bills being considered upset the checks and balances in state government, which he says are meant to “prevent power-hungry politicians from clinging to control when they do not get their way.”

See the full testimony here: http://www.wispolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/TE-JFC-Testimony_12.3.18_bcv3.pdf

 

 

 

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