MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday sued the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing that it is obstructing basic government functions, including signing off on pay raises for university employees that were previously approved.
Evers is asking the liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the case directly, bypassing lower courts.
Evers said it was “a bridge too far” and “just bull s—” that Republican state lawmakers were telling 35,000 University of Wisconsin employees who were expecting pay raises to “stick it.”
“You can’t do that,” Evers told reporters at a news conference. “That’s why we’re suing and that’s why we’re going to win.”...
Ken Notes: Regardless of the outcome, I do not see this ending well. I might have brought leadership into a room and asked "How do we fix this because it is not good for the State". I was in the room a couple of times when Tommy did exactly this and saw amazing results.
I do believe there is some consensus on the value of our UW System employees and a need to move forward on pay - and the Governor is probably correct on the facts --- but in a war there are always casualties on BOTH sides.
The legislative leadership does have a chance to take the higher ground here and release the funds for the raises and then focus on more meaningful issues. You got Tony to swear -- that`s something.
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