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Wisconsin AG-elect predicts lame-duck lawsuits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s incoming Democratic attorney general is predicting multiple lawsuits challenging Republican lame-duck legislation limiting the powers of both his office and Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul told reporters Tuesday that the legislation undermines ...

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Walker picks attorney to serve on UW regents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a high-powered attorney to serve on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Walker has selected Scott Beightol to serve until May 2023. He replaces Republican Bryan Steil, who resigned ...

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Wisconsin commission certifies election results

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Elections Commission has certified the results from the Nov. 6 election. Democrat Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker by a little more than a percentage point. Evers collected 1,324,307 votes compared with Walker’s ...

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Republicans forge ahead with bills to move primary election date, eliminate solicitor general’s office

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers speaks at the Ward 4 building in Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Democrats in Wisconsin girded for a fight and encouraged voters to speak out as Republicans prepared to move ahead quickly this week with a highly unusual and sweeping lame-duck session to pass a series of proposals that would weaken both Democratic Gov.-elect Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. (Meg Jones/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin Republicans planned to forge ahead Monday with a rare lame-duck session to give outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker a chance to limit the powers of his incoming Democratic successor, move the 2020 presidential primary date to benefit a conservative state Supreme Court justice and enact a host of other changes almost certain to spur legal challenges.

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