MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin Republicans were moving quickly Monday with a rare lame-duck session that would move the 2020 presidential primary date and make sweeping changes to the duties of the governor and attorney general’s offices.

The changes being sought would shift power to the GOP-controlled Legislature and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to make one last major mark on the state’s political landscape after he lost re-election in November.

Democrats, including Gov.-elect Tony Evers, have decried the moves as a power grab, threatened lawsuits and said the changes could create gridlock.

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