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PolitiFact Wisconsin: December's top stories

Posted: 6:58 PM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-22 17:44:57-05

In just days, Gov. Scott Walker will leave office. PolitiFact Wisconsin took a look back at two of the most popular fact-checks from December including one from the outgoing governor.

"We took a look at whether Republican legislative leaders had changed their position on how much power the governor should have," said Tom Kertscher with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says in 2011, Republican lawmakers gave in-coming Walker more power to approve rules that state agencies use to govern themselves.

Fast forward to 2018 - Republican lawmakers were doing the opposite.

"In 2018, as Governor Walker was leaving office the legislature, the Republican leaders, took away power from the incoming governor, Tony Evers," said Kertscher.

PolitiFact Wisconsin rated this a Full Flop.

"We also looked at whether Governor Walker had changed his position on whether major actions should be taken during a lame-duck session of the legislature," said Kertscher.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says in 2011 Walker asked the Doyle Administration to hold off on an major action as they were leaving office.

"However, now that Governor Walker himself is about to leave office, he actually approved many people into new positions in the government," said Kertscher, "and he also supported changes in laws that will actually curb the power of Tony Evers."

"We also looked at whether Governor Walker had changed his position on whether major actions should be taken during a lame-duck session of the legislature," said Kertscher.

PolitiFact Wisconsin rated this a Full flop.