It is coming to this….AGAIN
As has been tried in the past in Southern state….
Everything is fine when GOPer’s have the Governor’s mansion and the state legislature….
But as soon as voters elect a Democratic Governor?
The Republicans lawmakers disregard the voters and try to kneecap the new Governor…..
Two of the Democratic Party’s biggest wins last month occurred in Wisconsin and Michigan, where their candidates won gubernatorial elections, unseating a well-known incumbent in the former and flipping the seat in the latter.
But in both states, Republicans maintained control of both chambers of the legislature. So, in anticipation of having to work with a Democratic governor, state lawmakers are aiming to hurriedly pass legislation that would dilute the executives’ powers.
In Wisconsin, Gov.-elect Tony Evers (D) is fighting to beat back Republican attempts to weaken his authority, calling it “a repudiation of the last election.”
“The last election changed the state in a way that apparently the legislature has decided to not accept,” said Evers, who defeated Gov. Scott Walker (R) in November. Evers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that “everything’s on the table” in terms of attempting to block the GOP plan, including legal action.
The Republicans, who have enjoyed single-party rule in the state for close to a decade, are gearing up this week to pass a suite of changes in an “extraordinary session” — which is where the legislature calls itself back after the session ends — that would, among other things, limit early voting; move the Wisconsin 2020 presidential primary from March, when Democratic turnout will be high, to April (an apparent effort to boost the chances of a conservative judge in that April’s state Supreme Court election); restrict the governor’s ability to make certain appointments; and otherwise hand more power to the state legislature.
In Michigan, where Democrats last month won the governor’s mansion as well as the races for attorney general and secretary of state, Republican lawmakers last week introduced measures that would water down the authority of those positions on campaign finance oversight and other legal matters. All three statewide winners are women, as one Detroit Free Press columnist pointed out.
A spokeswoman for the incoming secretary of state Jocelyn Benson decried the move as “shameful,” the Free Press reported…..