Watch: ‘The whole thing’s a mess’ Evers says of lame-duck bills

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MADISON (WKOW) — Gov.-elect Evers today called on Gov. Scott Walker to veto the recently passed bills limiting the power of the governor and attorney general.

In an impromptu Wednesday afternoon news conference, Evers said “the whole thing’s a mess,” and encouraged voters to contact Gov. Scott Walker to dissuade him from signing the bills.

(Note: You can watch the entire news conference in the video player above.)

After that, Evers said all options would be on the table to combat the provisions in the bills.

Earlier in the day, Evers condemned moves by Republicans legislators to weaken his power.

Evers said Wednesday that Republicans have overridden the will of voters who chose Democrats in last month’s election. He says a handful of people desperately want to “cling to power.”

The Republican-controlled Legislature approved sweeping changes early Wednesday that weaken the governor’s ability to make rules that enact laws. The legislation also shields the state jobs agency from his control until September and cuts into the powers of the incoming Democratic attorney general.

Outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signaled he supports the legislation.

Watch all of the news conference in the video player above.

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Kevin Millard

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