MADISON -- Republican lawmakers passed a series of bills designed to strip power away from the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general today, in an extraordinary session that started on Tuesday afternoon and didn't end until after dawn on Wednesday. The laws included measures that would force the incoming governor, Tony Evers, to seek legislative approval for any changes to the state's public benefits programs, including Medicaid, and severely curtail the ability of the new attorney general, Josh Kaul, to bring or leave lawsuits on behalf of the state. Evers and Kaul ran on a promise to end the state's...
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