As Republican Scott Walker reaches the end of his term as governor of Wisconsin, the Republican-held legislature is using their lame-duck session to greatly weaken the office of governor. Democrat Tony Evers is set to take the oath of office in January, yet a series of hastily passed bills will put him at a great disadvantage in passing any meaningful legislation. The legislature claims they are merely balancing the power of the branches of government. Democrats are saying they are robbing the rightly elected governor's power. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES NPR describes the bills Wisconsin lawmakers passed: The list of proposed changes is long. Evers' campaigned on ending Wisconsin's participation in a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Republicans could block him from fulfilling that promise. It also blocked Evers from making changes to Walker administration policies like a new work requirement for food share recipients. And they'd give … [Read more...] about Should the legislative branch be able to take power away from the executive branch?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa The Washington Post September 04, 2018 John Dowd was convinced that President Donald Trump would commit perjury if he talked to special counsel Robert Mueller. So on Jan. 27 the president’s then-personal attorney staged a practice session to make his point. In the White House residence, Dowd peppered Trump with questions about the Russia investigation, provoking stumbles, contradictions and lies until the president eventually lost his cool.‘‘This thing’s a goddamn hoax,’’ Trump erupted at the start of a 30-minute rant that finished with him saying, ‘‘I don’t really want to testify.’’ Advertisement The dramatic and previously untold scene is recounted in ‘‘Fear,’’ a forthcoming book by Bob Woodward that paints a harrowing portrait of the … [Read more...] about Bob Woodward describes ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s executive branch in new book
DUNCAN — Kevin Stitt, a Republican running for governor, said Tuesday he's hoping the Legislature would give him more control over the executive branch and that he would populate his administration with outsiders and insiders. "I'm totally responsible for my company and all of our employees, and I'm ready to be responsible for state government," the mortgage company CEO told a dozen people at a local restaurant. Stitt, making his first run for public office, has been pitching his private sector success as the remedy for an executive branch often criticized as being unaccountable because its power is so widely dispersed among boards and commissions. Stitt noted here that the Legislature voted to give the next governor the authority to hire and fire the head of the state Health Department. A board currently has that power. "We need more of that,'' he said. "The governor's hands are tied of actually delivering services and fixing it and getting it structured right." Mick Cornett, … [Read more...] about Stitt calls for governor to have more authority over executive branch
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Between March 12 and March 15, students elected the RISE Party to be the new administration of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Approximately 1,626 students cast their ballots — approximately 5 percent of the student body. The College of Law had the highest voter turnout with 23 percent of students voting for representatives. Voter turnout was less than half of what it was last year — presumably because only one party was running for executive positions. As part of the RISE Party, biology and political science student Connor Morgan is president, human development student Maggie Gardner is vice president of university relations and chemical engineering student Xandra Pryor is vice president of campus relations. “When Maggie, Xandra and I united in this fall, we all quickly came to the understanding that the U is an amazing place to go to school, but we recognized that it certainly isn’t a perfect place, either,” Morgan said. … [Read more...] about RISE Party Claims ASUU Executive Branch Uncontested