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Evers wants state Senate to consider his appointments, despite Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling



Wisconsin’s governor worries that colleges such as UW-La Crosse will be affected by a new decision from the state Supreme Court. 

Democratic Governor Tony Evers is upset with the court ruling which declared that a Scott Walker appointee to the DNR board can stay on the board indefinitely.  Evers says the Republican-run Senate has been keeping his nominees off the UW Board of Regents.

“I have 9 of the 11 Board of Regents that have not been appointed,” says the governor. “And when, if for some odd reason, a Republican is in my position in a couple months, all those people will be gone.”

Evers is running for a second term in November, and has publicly declared that he expects to win the election. Speaking at a La Crosse book store late last week, the governor said his appointees for the Regents are not political people.

Evers says it’s wrong for the state Supreme Court to keep appointed members on state boards until the State Senate approves replacements. 

“We could solve that by the Senate coming in and actually approving my regents,” Evers said. Legislators have adjourned for the rest of the year, and have shut down special sessions in a matter of seconds.

Some Republicans running for governor are promising to replace all the Regents named by Evers, claiming those appointees are too liberal. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Richard Lepsch

    July 5, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Why do democrats always think it has to be their way or no way..Ever’s is thinking he is above the law once again.

  2. R head

    July 5, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Evers should want in one hand and shit in the other and see witch fills up first!!!!!!

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