GOP Michigan Senate votes to strip Dem's power

GOP Michigan Senate votes to strip Dem's power

"Now, whether or not Governor Walker and the state legislature believe that the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general are detrimental to the forward advancement of the state of Wisconsin, that may be so, but the people of Wisconsin - according to their votes - have determined that they no longer wanted to retain Governor Walker, and they wanted to transfer leadership of their state to a Democratic governor and a Democratic attorney general", Hamilton explained.

Walker is getting bipartisan pressure to veto the measures, including from Democratic Gov. -elect Tony Evers. If he can not persuade the governor to veto the proposals, Evers said he will consider lawsuits and any other option "to make sure that this legislation does not get into practice".

Please also veto legislation that restricts early voting.

"The incoming secretary of state was elected to preside over election matters", said Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich of Flint.

Alternative bills which seem to be consented next week involving manifestos would debilitate the capacity of the government and attorney general to regulate the state's situation in court cases.

Bills advancing in Michigan's Republican-controlled Legislature would strip power from the incoming Democratic secretary of state. That bill would also give the Legislature oversight over the governor seeking future waivers for health care, a change Democrats said would handcuff the new administration.

The votes early Wednesday were the height of a rare lame-duck legislative session.

Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for violating Iran sanctions
In latest, Canadian law enforcement has arrested Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng from Vancouver while she was changing her flights. The Chinese Embassy in Canada condemned the detention of Ms Meng denying she had violated Chinese or USA laws.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, said as debate concluded in that chamber that the bills would ensure a balance of power between the Legislature and the executive branch. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. They said the anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative approved last month is self-executing, and the legislation is unconstitutional and is not supported by organizers of the ballot drive nor people who voted for it.

Meanwhile, North Carolina's Republican-led state Senate approved a new strict voter identification law on Thursday, after the state Assembly did the same on Wednesday.

Republicans on Wednesday passed far-reaching legislation that cuts into both Evers' powers and those of the Democrat who will take over as attorney general next month.

The measure was approved on a 17-16 vote with all Democrats and one Republican voting against it. Faced with a Democratic governor for the first time in eight years, Republicans came up with a package of lame-duck bills to preserve their priorities and make it harder for Evers to enact his. He says a handful of people desperately want to "cling to power".

The proposal up for a vote would weaken the governor's power to put in place administrative rules enacting state laws.

Wisconsin Republicans passed a raft of bills that would allow lawmakers, rather than the attorney general, to decide whether to withdraw the state from lawsuits. The measures are created to weaken both incoming Democratic Gov. -elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul.

Democratic Gov. -elect Gretchen Whitmer takes office on January 1.

Related Articles

  • Captain Marvel Trailer Synced With Destiny's Child 'Survivor' Is Utterly Epic

    Captain Marvel Trailer Synced With Destiny's Child 'Survivor' Is Utterly Epic

    It's a deep love relationship; it's not by the same lustful definition that we usually attribute to movies of this size. Who exactly is Carol Danvers? The second trailer is expected to showcase further what she can do and how she fights.
    Trudeau denies involvement in Huawei arrest

    Trudeau denies involvement in Huawei arrest

    Huawei derives around half of its revenue from supplying equipment to telecoms carriers around the world. China urged Canada and the USA to "clarify" the reason for Meng's arrest and demanded her release .
    London share prices PLUMMET amid US-China trade war fears — FTSE latest

    London share prices PLUMMET amid US-China trade war fears — FTSE latest

    American farmers have been hit hard by China's retaliation on U.S. farm goods, especially soybean exports, which have plummeted. Seven of the top 10 auto models manufactured in the US and exported to China previous year were made by BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
  • Trump to nominate State Department’s Heather Nauert as United Nations  ambassador

    Trump to nominate State Department’s Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador

    A former news reporter for ABC, she joined Fox in 1996, originally as a correspondent and later as a co-host for Fox and Friends . It was reported in November that Nauert had been offered the job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted.
    Lawmakers considering stopgap spending measure ahead of governme

    Lawmakers considering stopgap spending measure ahead of governme

    Conservatives across the country are calling for Congress to approve additional funding for the border wall. The president has demanded $5 billion in funds for a wall across the Southern border with Mexico .
    India Condemns Terror Attack In Iran's Chabahar

    India Condemns Terror Attack In Iran's Chabahar

    Chabahar is a key port city on the Gulf of Oman about 100 kilometers west of Iran's border with Pakistan. The perpetrators behind this dastardly attack should be brought to justice expeditiously.
  • 'Game of Thrones' trailer shows a chill creeping into Westeros

    'Game of Thrones' trailer shows a chill creeping into Westeros

    Renfro wonders if the two converging is representative of what happens when a wight-dragon fights a regular dragon. Game of Thrones season 7 ended with the Night King breaking down The Wall by melting it with the dragon's fire.

    Spider-Man: Far From Home Costume Photos Debut

    Jake Gyllenhaal has joined Instagram and used the site to reveal that he is starring as a villain in the next Spider-Man film. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and is due to be released in July 2019.
    Former US President George HW Bush to be remembered at Houston funeral

    Former US President George HW Bush to be remembered at Houston funeral

    Roberts said she believes Bush will be remembered for his role in the decline and eventual downfall of the Soviet Union. Senator Alan Simpson, recalled that the 41st president was "a class act from birth to death. one of nature's noble men".
  • Mika Singh released, will be produced before UAE court: Envoy

    Mika Singh released, will be produced before UAE court: Envoy

    Bollywood singer Mika Singh has been arrested by Dubai police for alleged sexual misconduct, reported Republic TV on Thursday. One can not forget the famous controversy of 2004 where Rakhi Sawant claimed he forcibly kissed her at her birthday party.
    May indicates MPs could decide if Northern Ireland backstop is triggered

    May indicates MPs could decide if Northern Ireland backstop is triggered

    Mr Grogan ( Keighley ) said: "The deal the Prime Minister is offering us is reality a blind Brexit". Whichever we look at it we are in for a period of prolonged uncertainty.

    Google confirms chat app Allo will soon shut down

    In this case, many of Allos features were ported to Android Messages, the default SMS and soon-to-be RCS client on Android phones. Moreover, the American-tech giant had also lost its Allo lead - Amit Fulay to Facebook earlier this year in January.