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Tony Evers rips Scott Walker's last-minute appointees

Posted: 3:20 PM, Dec 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-04 21:20:45Z

Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers is ripping Republican Gov. Scott Walker for "jamming" through scores of last-minute appointees in a lame-duck legislative session.

Republicans planned to vote Tuesday on legislation that would limit Evers' powers as well as restrict incoming Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul. The Senate is also slated to confirm about 75 Walker appointees, including two new members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

Evers sent Walker a letter on Tuesday complaining that the appointees haven't been fully vetted and that some haven't filed statements of economic interest. He asked Walker to withdraw the names to allow ample time for review.

Walker spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg didn't immediately reply to an email seeking comment.