MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Republicans mull limiting governor-elect’s power

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Republicans mull limiting governor-elect’s power

MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin’s Democratic governor-elect on Tuesday accused the Republicans who control the Legislature of making a “desperate attempt to cling to power” by considering placing new limits on the governor’s office before he takes over in January.

Tony Evers, who narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said GOP legislative leaders should “stop any and all attempts to play politics and weaken the powers of the governor’s office.” Evers said in a statement that such a move would be a “complete violation of the separation of powers in our system.”

Senate Republicans were meeting privately Thursday to discuss ways to reduce Evers’ powers, a day after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he, too, would be open to doing that.

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