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Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Dec. 9, 2018 3:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Evers said he talked by...

Critics: Wisconsin's Medicaid fraud crackdown is 'bullying'

Dec. 9, 2018 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nurse Debra Zuhse-Green was stunned to learn that the state of Wisconsin wanted her to repay $57,000 she had received for providing home care to children with significant medical needs. A 2013 audit concluded that Zuhse-Green should repay the state for six months of home care for the...

Effort to weaken governors stirs separation-of-powers debate

Dec. 7, 2018 6:15 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Democrats sue to prevent Republicans from diluting the powers of newly elected governors and attorneys general in Wisconsin and Michigan, the lawsuits will probably center on one question: Are lawmakers usurping authority that belongs to the executive branch? The legal threat arose...

AP FACT CHECK: Bills block powers of new Wisconsin governor

Dec. 7, 2018 4:34 PM EST

As Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker ends his eight-year run, the GOP-controlled Legislature quickly passed controversial bills this week that are partly aimed at weakening the powers of his successor, Democrat Tony Evers, and incoming Attorney General Josh Kaul, also a Democrat. The three bills, which await...

Correction: Wisconsin-Legislature-Lame-Duck story

Dec. 7, 2018 11:48 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Dec. 5 about lame-duck legislation approved by Wisconsin lawmakers that would curtail powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gov. Scott Walker would have 10 days from the date the bills reach his desk...

Walker holds out hope for another run at Kimberly-Clark

Dec. 7, 2018 10:17 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is hinting that there may still be a chance to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature. Walker wanted the state Senate to vote on the bill during its lame-duck session earlier this week. But Republicans who...

GOP tries to hamstring incoming Democratic attorneys general

Dec. 7, 2018 12:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general have...

Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills

Dec. 6, 2018 11:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in...

The Latest: Wisconsin's Walker weighing bill signings

Dec. 6, 2018 11:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legislative session (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is weighing whether to sign a sweeping package of bills that would weaken the powers of his Democratic successor. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said Thursday that...

The Latest: Evers to appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

Dec. 5, 2018 10:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 4 p.m. The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin says he will make a personal appeal to outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to veto...