The New York Times reports:
Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right.
Mr. Walker approved the measures over the vehement objections of the incoming governor and despite fierce protest in the State Capitol as Republican lawmakers rushed the bills through in a hastily-called session last week.
Mr. Walker’s move will solidify some of the policies that made him a hero to many conservatives nationally and, for a brief time, a leading presidential candidate.
Breaking: Scott Walker signs lame duck GOP legislative coup stripping his Democratic successor of power & making it harder to vote. This is the kind of thing autocrats do
A very dark day for democracy in Wisconsin
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) December 14, 2018
BREAKING: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed lame-duck legislation that will scale back the authority of his Democratic successor — approving the entire legislation without vetoes. https://t.co/kSPTmGrIXZ pic.twitter.com/XDlQezqav5
— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) December 14, 2018
JUST IN: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. https://t.co/S9EDgEhRnZ pic.twitter.com/19I5tYfFIt
— ABC News (@ABC) December 14, 2018