Republicans rush to limit power of incoming Democratic governors


by ABC News

ABC News— Republican governors Scott Walker and Rick Snyder are set to be replaced by Democrats Tony Evers and Gretchen Whitmer in Wisconsin and Michigan.

CNBC—Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan move to limit the power of incoming Democrats. The Republican-controlled state legislature in Wisconsin passed a set of bills on Wednesday to limit the power of the new Democratic governor and attorney general, part of a growing trendalso seen in Michigan and North Carolina.

www.washingtonpost.com—Wisconsin Republicans move forward on limiting incoming Democrats’ power. The proposals include restricting early voting and curbing the governor’s ability to make appointments.

www.nytimes.com—Wisconsin Republicans Approve Bills Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Governor. The legislation, which Democrats vehemently opposed and protesters chanted their anger over, passed through the Republican-held State Legislature on Wednesday.