Republicans for the (selected) American peopleRather than accept the will of the voters, who empowered the new governor to take the reins of the state government, Republicans entrenched their influence and undermined gubernatorial authority in an effort to avoid and undermine democratic accountability.
[...]Instead of allowing power to shift without contest, Republicans in both states are now fighting rear-guard actions to strip authority from these offices, using “lame duck” sessions to launch what are effectively legislative coup d’états.
[...]In Wisconsin, GOP lawmakers have advanced bills to sharply limit the power of the incoming governor, Tony Evers. The measures will restrict his ability to run public benefits programs and curb his authority to set rules on the implementation of state laws. They’ve also placed a legislative veto on any effort to ban guns from the state capitol and ended gubernatorial control over the Walker-created agency that uses taxpayer-funded loans and subsidies to attract outside businesses.
The list goes on, and on, and on - Heaven and Hell! Iiiiii, can teeeell... (Don't ask me why I hereby tried to quote a Black Sabbath song, my mind doesn't work normally but merely affectively. Like the GOP offices who have lost districts during the midterm elections, we both work in des coups d'états
This is at least as alarming as what Trump is doing in Washington.slate.com