Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

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Updated at 1:24 p.m. ET The Republican-controlled state Legislature in Wisconsin has approved new limits on the power of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers in a lame-duck session. Following overnight debate, lawmakers voted Wednesday to restrict Evers from following through on a campaign promise to remove Wisconsin from a multistate lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers also voted to limit early voting in Wisconsin and make it more difficult for Evers to alter Wisconsin's voter ID law. Another element would give lawmakers more power over the state's economic development agency, which Evers has said he would like to eliminate. In the wee hours of the morning, the plan narrowly passed the state Senate, later the Assembly and now the bill...

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

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