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Lawmakers sue AG to enforce law they wrote - WND
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Lawmakers in Wisconsin have been forced to sue their state’s attorney general to have the laws they wrote enforced.
Conservatives in the state legislature have been clashing with liberals in the AG’s and governor’s offices.
Courthouse News Service reported the lawmakers approved laws aimed at curbing the powers of the attorney general and the governor.
The state Supreme Court upheld the laws.
But now legislators led by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, are alleging in court that Attorney General Josh Kaul is failing to comply.
They accuse him of violating a requirement that he clear any settlement of state lawsuits with lawmakers and deposit any money from settlements in an account controlled by the Joint Finance Committee.
Kaul was elected at the same time as Gov. Tony Evers, who are both Democrats. But the legislature is controlled by the Republican Party.
“In part, the wide-ranging laws give the legislature the authority to appoint board members and restrict the governor from appointing the chief executive to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private jobs agency formed under [former Gov. Scott] Walker, who lost his seat to Evers in November,” Courthouse News reported.
The law also now gives the legislators broad oversight over the governor’s decisions to allow health care waivers and implement drug testing and work requirements for welfare recipients.
It’s the fifth such lawsuit that has developed over the decisions by the executives to void the legally adopted state laws.
Lawmakers also have accused the governor of “refusing to comply with previous court rulings.”
Courthouse News reported Kaul “claims that he only needs to get approval from the legislature on specific kinds of cases, while others, such as cases in which a final judgment has been entered but appellate review was available, do not require such a protocol.”
Twice already the state Supreme Court has affirmed the laws adopted by the previous legislature. A new justice added to the court recently created a 5-2 conservative majority.
Two other cases remain in federal court.
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