Walker signs lame-duck session bills in entirety

MADISON (WKOW) — Gov. Scott Walker today signed three pieces of legislation passed in the recent lame-duck session of the state Legislature.

He signed the bills in their entirety, without using his line-item veto authority during a ceremony Friday in Green Bay.

Critics have said that the measures weaken the powers Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, but Walker insisted the governor’s powers remain strong.

The bills give Republicans control of the state job-creation agency, block Evers from withdrawing Wisconsin from a multistate lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act and prevent him from seeking to withdraw a federal waiver allowing the state to force Medicaid recipients to work to receive benefits.

Kaul would need lawmakers’ permission to settle lawsuits and the Legislature would be able to intervene in cases.

Complete coverage of the lame-duck session is HERE.

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