Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to take up Democratic governor’s lawsuit against GOP legislature

The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed to move forward with a lawsuit filed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers challenging the GOP-led legislature over allegations that Republican lawmakers are obstructing basic government functions.

The case will only include one of Evers’s arguments that he listed in his lawsuit, which accuses the GOP-controlled budget committee of blocking funding for state conservation programs. The decision comes after Evers filed the lawsuit in October, accusing the state legislature of halting basic government functions by vetoing a number of decisions.

The veto in question sought to block the funding of certain conservation projects selected by the Department of Natural Resources. Evers sought to challenge other vetoes, including an update in rules for ethics standards for social workers and therapists, but those have not yet been taken up by the state Supreme Court.
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