Judge Richard Niess ruled Thursday that Republican lawmakers violated the state’s constitution in December when they called an extraordinary session and approved a series of laws to cement the reforms of the past eight years.
“It truly is March Madness…disappointed, but not surprised that yet another Dane County judge has issued a partisan political ruling that will inevitably be overturned by a higher court,” Steineke posted.
Gov. Tony Evers’ first budget proposes giving more authority to unelected bureaucrats, reducing transparency, reversing state law to cede more power to the federal government, and would raise taxes by at least $1,000 per person in Wisconsin to pay for it, critics argue.
The panel’s conservatives, suffering from a serious bout of fiscal “heartburn” said they couldn’t in good conscience simply sign off on record capital borrowing without more time to closely examine the plan.