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Capitol Notes: Why Did Gov. Scott Walker Leave Lame-Duck Legislation Intact?


Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed the lame-duck bills into law late last week. The measures weaken the powers of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. In addition, the legislation limits early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. Attorneys for a coalition of liberal groups asked a federal judge Monday to block the early voting restrictions.  

Walker signed the measures without issuing any vetoes. In this week's "Capitol Notes," WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of why Walker left the legislation intact.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.