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Midway between the November election and Tony Evers' inauguration, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, evaluate the progress of the governor-elect's transition. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
Johnson reassumes his job as CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, a position he had held for eight years before departing this past summer to head Cincinnati’s United Way.
Walker is moving on his own to give a subsidy of up to $28 million by decree--without any vote by the Legislature which had so suddenly embraced the need for power "rebalancing."
With a structural deficit and transportation fund debt, delivering a “people’s budget” won’t be easy.
They can’t just be anti-Trump or anti-Walker, they need a clear theme. Like what?
Walker set the tone and the agenda for sweeping conservative reforms over arguably the two most active terms in Badger State history and steeled the courage of the Republican lawmakers who swept into office in 2010’s red wave.
Here in Wisconsin, we value decency and fairness. That’s why it was astounding to see Republicans convene a lame duck legislative session, overriding the will of the voters.
Governor Elect Evers and Attorney General Elect Kaul won their elections fair and square. They deserve the opportunity to do the job the people of Wisconsin elected them to do.
Data from November election tells a tale of totalitarian tendencies.
In his letter this week foreshadowing his signing of the lame-duck bills, Gov. Scott Walker tried to pretend that he’s out protecting the interests of Wisconsinites. But Walker is a weasel, and he uses words like a weasel would: to disguise what he’s actually been doing.
Now that Wisconsin faces at least four years of partisan gridlock, as evidenced by the rocky transition from Republican Scott Walker to Democrat Tony Evers, how can we get big issues revsolved for the state? An answer might be found in a greater use of direct democracy, namely the referendum.
The legislature took steps to assert legislative authority so that we can operate as a co-equal branch of government and continue to represent the citizens of our districts.
They began plotting last spring to retain power even if a Democrat won for governor.
While the dead-enders in the Legislature will always put politics ahead of public service, Evers is reasserting the independent, nonpartisan ideal that has always underpinned the Wisconsin Idea.