Gov. Evers sues legislative Republicans for blocking UW System pay raises

Posted on AllSides October 31st, 2023
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Democratic Gov. Tony Evers sued Republican state lawmakers Tuesday for blocking UW System pay raises, conservation projects and professional licensing programs in legislative committees, arguing the move violates the Wisconsin Constitution and intrudes into executive powers. The , filed by Attorney General Josh Kaul, accuses Republican lawmakers of creating “legislative vetoes” which bypass a vote in the Legislature by having specific, isolated members of the Legislature in committees affect state law. “Republican legislators are unconstitutionally obstructing basic functions of government — actions that have not only aimed to prevent state...

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