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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:16 PM

WI @GOP Approve 82 Scott Walker Appointees In One Day-hinders NEW GOV from choosing his own





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Wisconsin Republicans Approve 82 Scott Walker Appointees In One Day

The move hinders the incoming Democratic governor from choosing his own people.






In another power grab, the Wisconsin state Senate approved 82 appointees from outgoing GOP Gov. Scott Walker in one day. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scott-walker-82-appointees_us_5c084080e4b0844cda4f9959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 #SHAME @WisGOP The move hinders the incoming Democratic governor from choosing his own people. #wipolitics





12/05/2018 05:27 pm ET Updated 2 hours ago
Wisconsin Republicans Approve 82 Scott Walker Appointees In 1 Day
The move hinders the incoming Democratic governor from choosing his own people.
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Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate rushed to approve 82 of Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees, a month after voters chose not to reelect the Republican.

The GOP-controlled Legislature has been working with Walker to make sure that the incoming governor and attorney general, who are both Democrats, won’t have as much power as their Republican predecessors.

They’ve passed a series of bills in a lame-duck session that amount to nothing less than a brazen partisan power grab, taking responsibilities away from the governor and attorney general and giving them to the heavily gerrymandered Wisconsin Legislature. Walker is expected to sign them in the coming days.

On Tuesday, they also approved 82 Walker appointees to serve across the state government. That’s 82 confirmations in one day, just weeks before a new governor, of a different political party, is set to take office. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the full list of these appointees here.

The appointees include two members of the board that oversees the state’s public universities. One of those positions has been vacant for more than a year, but Walker just nominated his choice this week. He also made one of his top aides, Ellen Nowak, who is currently Department of Administration secretary, the new head of the state Public Service Commission.
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:37 PM

1. Surely there's some mechanism that allows for the firing of these appointees by the new

administration. Invoke whatever mechanism is even thinly available and make the appointee sue to get their job back.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:08 PM

2. They are going to have a lot to try and undo. Republicans are such slimy motherfuckers.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:25 PM

3. Question

Aside from the newly elected Gov, was a Dem majority elected in the states legislature?

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