Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed a set of proposals passed quickly by the state’s Republican-led Legislature in a lame-duck session last week. The bills would strip away some powers from his Democratic successor and restrict early voting, but Walker argued Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ executive authority will remain “one of the most powerful in the nation.”
Walker signed the bills in their entirety, with no changes or vetoes.
“Despite all the hype and hysteria out there, these bills do nothing to fundamentally diminish executive authority,” Walker said in a statement. “The bottom line is the new governor will continue to be one of the most powerful chief executives in the country.”