GOP legislative leaders Thursday formally dropped their plans to come back next week to take up legislation that would have undercut a judge's order to hold special elections in the vacant 1st SD and 42nd AD, saying it was too late now that the contests have been called.
Their announcements came after Gov. Scott Walker Thursday morning ordered the special elections, meeting the deadline imposed by a Dane County judge last week.
Dems, meanwhile, hailed the order and asked why Republicans waited so long.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said the chamber "cannot pass" the specia...