Walker says Wisconsin governor powers will remain strong

Published: Dec. 11, 2018 at 10:22 AM CST
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Gov. Scott Walker says the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills passed in a lame-duck session.

Walker posted a

on Tuesday detailing what he calls his "straightforward criteria" for reviewing the bills passed last week. It's the latest sign that Walker is likely to sign the measures into law.

Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and a number of Republicans, including former Gov. Scott McCallum, have urged Walker to veto the bills saying signing them would tarnish his legacy.

Walker say in the Facebook post that his criteria for deciding whether to sign the bills include whether they increase transparency, accountability, stability in government and protect taxpayers.

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Posted by Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, December 11, 2018