Wisconsin AFL-CIO: In dead of night, Republicans in Legislature attack democracy

Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579, khickey@wisaflcio.org

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO released the following statement on Wisconsin’s lame duck special session.

“The people went to the polls in November and voted for change. Instead, Wisconsinites continue to witness unprecedented power grabs and ruthless partisan politics from politicians in Madison during a lame duck special session. After only making bills public at 4:23 p.m. on a Friday evening, Republicans rammed through multiple lame duck measures that erode the Wisconsin tradition of fairness, transparency and decency in government in the dead of the night Tuesday. This sore loser, sour grapes recipe to cling to power and limit the authority of our newly elected Governor Tony Evers is a betrayal of democracy.”

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