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Walker signs lame duck bills aimed at undermining incoming Democratic governor

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed into law a suite of bills Friday aimed at weakening his incoming successor, Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers (D).

“There’s a lot of hype and hysteria, particularly in the national media, implying this is a power shift,” Walker, who has less than a month left in office, said Friday before signing the legislation. “It’s not.”

Among other things, the package gives the legislature control of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board, makes it easier for legislators to hire private attorneys, limits early voting to two weeks, and requires Evers to get permission from the legislature to ban guns in the state Capitol.

“We do not believe that any one individual should be able to come in and with the stroke of a pen eliminate things that went through the legislative process as a result of listening to the........

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