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Time to hold confirmation hearings for Evers appointees



It is time to stop the political gamesmanship in Madison. In the four years since Tony Evers was first elected Governor, his Republican opponents have been working to strip him of his power. One way they have done that is by refusing to confirm the Governor’s appointments to state boards and committees. Republicans who control the Legislature simply refused to hold confirmation hearings for Evers’ appointments and in some cases those positions, held by Republican appointees have refused to step down. Amazingly, the courts have said that is OK, since technically there aren’t vacancies because current members whose terms have expired have refused to step down. That is not the way this is supposed to work. Governor Evers, during a stop in La Crosse last week called on legislative leaders to work with him, and to stop blocking his political appointments. He is still waiting for a response. Our legislative leaders should stop stomping their feet and approve Evers’ appointments so our democracy can function fairly, the way it was intended.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Charlene

    November 17, 2022 at 7:02 am

    We don’t have a Democracy, we have a Representative Republic Government. But, it is a democratic form of government. And yes, ALL parties should follow the rules per our Federal and State Constitutions. There has been far too much lawlessness going on from our government agencies, media, and politicians.

  2. Wayne

    November 17, 2022 at 9:34 am

    There should be a law against this kind of stuff. Time to grow up the voters elected him to a 2nd term this isn’t working for the People. The GOP can spin it anyway they want its still very apparent they are obstructing our state government from moving forward. They are part time employees demanding all the power and benefits. Give him the chance the voters asked for. This isn’t how democracy works. Move Forward WI demands it.

  3. Rhead

    November 17, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Evers needs to kept in check. The man is ruled by the teachers union, the people that want to ruin a state. Evers needs to to neutered!

  4. Jean

    November 17, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Then the people of Wisconsin should have voted Democrat instead of Republican when it came to their Legislators

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