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Wisconsin judge blocks Republicans' lame-duck power grab

Mar 21, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

A Wisconsin judge on Thursday blocked several lightning-fast actions in December by the state's Republican-controlled legislature to limit the power of its incoming governor, Democrat Tony Evers, and preserve policies implemented by his predecessor, Scott Walker.

The GOP has tried similar power-stripping efforts after losing statewide elections in North Carolina and Michigan. Out­going Michigan governor Rick Snyder vetoed some but not all of the bills passed in December. And in 2016, Nort...