Defeated Republican Signs Bills to Weaken Successor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Friday signed a package of legislation that will take powers away from his Democratic successor and the state’s incoming Democratic attorney general.

Walker signed legislation that would limit the next governor’s authority to withdraw the state from a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare. Another bill gives the legislature control of the state’s economic development authority, and a third would give the legislature the authority to hire its own attorneys to defend state laws.

Gov.-elect Tony Evers (D) promised during the campaign to drop out of the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act and spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R). He also said he would mothball the Economic Development Corporation.

Walker also signed a measure limiting Wisconsin early voting to two weeks before Election Day. Some counties in Wisconsin, especially Democratic bastions such as Milwaukee and Dane County, hold early voting days for longer than two weeks.

Read more at The Hill.

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