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.
Walker’s signature success, Act 10, is, for many, the defining win of his two terms. But it was just the beginning of a long list of limited-government reforms the likes of which Wisconsin had never seen.
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.
Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State address listed several major priorities: welfare reform, a child tax credit, foster care reform, and more money for public schools.These will likely pass in some manner. But there are also a number of bills which will expand freedom, opportunity, and liberty in the state.
Evers quickly capitalized on the news by claiming that the decision is related to the race for governor and then sending out five fundraising emails asking for funds for his campaign even though he is being sued in his official capacity, not as a candidate.