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.
Republicans are proposing a suite of last-minute legislation, from a bill aimed at protecting people with pre-existing conditions to moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary and narrowing Wisconsin’s open-ended early-voting laws. Proposed measures would also require more accountability in the executive branch.
“The potential job losses are a result of United Steelworkers union bureaucrats failing to come to a better agreement with Kimberly Clark,” Kapenga said. “It is not the role of government to put taxpayer dollars at risk in the middle of disputes between businesses and unions.”