Evers Says He Has No Intent to Break Law


Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he has no plans to break laws limiting his power that the Republican-controlled Legislature recently passed.

Evers on Thursday said at a news conference that he anticipates being a defendant in lawsuits challenging the laws, but “I have no intent of breaking the law.”

On Wednesday he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would not follow some of the provisions without saying which ones. The laws limit his power to enact state agency rules, prohibit him from naming the head of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation until September and require him to get legislative approval before seeking federal waivers to change health care laws.

Evers has said he has no plans to appoint a WEDC head until when allowed under the law. And while he campaigned on wanting to disband the agency, he now says he won’t propose doing that in his first budget.

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