Court says Evers had power to void appointments

Henrietta Strickland
April 12, 2019

Wisconsin legislators passed a Republican-authored bill Tuesday that would remove the term "mental retardation" from five state agencies' administrative codes, even though Democratic Gov. "That's why I promised to stop spending Wisconsin taxpayer dollars on a lawsuit that would kick thousands of Wisconsinites off their healthcare and put the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have a pre-existing condition at risk", said Gov. Evers.

Scott Walker, an opponent of the Affordable Care Act, approved Wisconsin joining the lawsuit.

Evers' executive assistant, Maddie Zimmerman, sent an email on February 8 responding to Deputy Chief of Staff Kara Pennoyer's questions about when the governor would issue the order.

Kaul was able to remove the state after a court struck down a Republican-passed law that required the Legislature to sign off on withdrawing from lawsuits. But the removal wasn't official until the ruling from the Court of Appeals this afternoon. Republicans are appealing those rulings.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today granted Wisconsin's motion for dismissal from Texas v.

Evers said in a statement that he was proud his campaign promise was being fulfilled.

"It's water over the dam", he said.

"I would think on a bill eliminating a term everyone agrees is outdated and inappropriate, and you can't find common ground on that. how in the world are you going to find common ground on other topics?"

Those protections for transgender people and women seeking abortions were challenged by a religious hospital network and Christian health care providers who argued the rule would require them to "perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions contrary to their religious beliefs and medical judgment".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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