The governor, wearing a Santa tie, appeared unfazed as he flipped the switch while one protester shouted "Hey Walker!" Katrina Shankland, a member of the Wisconsin state assembly, accused Republicans of acting like "sore losers".
Assembly Democrats filibustered for 60 straight hours in 2011 in a vain attempt to stop Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions.
"If he wanted to put a stop to this, he could", said Russ Hahn, a 53-year-old attorney holding a sign that said "GOP Grinch Steals Democracy". Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Voss, were not returned.
Bob Kinosian, from Wauwatosa, Wis., holding up a sign during the state Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. "Our house!" after the order for police to clear the galleries. While lame-duck sessions are common in Congress, they are unusual in Wisconsin. Democratic turnout is expected to be high in that primary, so moving it to March would help conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly, a Walker appointee, who is up for election in April.
Under another bill the state legislature passed Wednesday, Kaul and Evers are forbidden from withdrawing the state's participation in any pending lawsuits filed by the state without legislative approval.
Protesters descended on the Capitol on Monday trying to block a committee vote on the legislation, shouting "Shame!" and "Respect our votes!" The panel rejected a proposal to move the 2020 presidential primary date from April to March amid almost unanimous opposition from the state's local election clerks.
He also signaled support for other bills in the package that would weaken the governor and attorney general's offices. "You rig the system when you win, and you rig the system when you lose".
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"We're going to work with the governor-elect, but we're going to do it in a way that's balanced between the legislative and administrative level", said Republican Rep. John Nygren during debate. Nygren said it was a positive step that would "bring us together to solve the problems of the state". Nothing we're doing here is about helping the people of Wisconsin.
Republicans say the moves are aimed at keeping a proper balance between the legislative and executive branches. But they retained legislative majorities thanks to what Democrats say are gerrymandered districts that tilt the map.
Furthermore, the bills limit the governor's ability to address early voting and voter ID laws. That would make the bills available for both the senate and assembly on Tuesday.
"This is a heck of a way to run a railroad", Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling said as Senate debate resumed at 5 a.m. after a seven-hour impasse.
"The only way they can pull this off is if nobody finds out about it", Ben Wikler, another Wisconsin native and MoveOn.org's Washington director, said at Monday night's demonstration. Wisconsin Democrats in 2010 unsuccessfully tried to push through public union contracts after Walker won election while promising to get tough with organized labor.
The Wisconsin Legislature is preparing to vote on limiting the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.
A similar political fight was shaping up in MI, another Midwestern state with a newly-elected Democratic governor who is replacing a Republican.
The legislation also would limit in-person early voting statewide to a two-week window before elections. A GOP measure that included lifetime coverage caps was rejected by Senate Democrats and a pair of Republicans early Wednesday.
"They've got this pretty sweeping measure that would restrict the powers of the incoming Democratic governor, the incoming Democratic attorney general". That measure is meant to prevent Evers and the incoming Democratic attorney general, Josh Kaul, from following through on their campaign promise to end Wisconsin's challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act.