Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking

"I will continue to defend against unchecked executive power."

By - Jun 23rd, 2016 04:37 pm

Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision:

Today’s decision is a victory for the rule of law and it put an appropriate end to one of President Obama’s many attempts to avoid Congress. As governor, I am dually obligated to uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. With this duty, I will continue to defend against unchecked executive power.

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4 thoughts on “Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking”

  1. Jeff w. says:

    Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in his statement about “unchecked executive power”?
    Just a total idiot!!!

  2. Alene says:

    Jeff w — YES, it was the first thing that popped into my head when I read what he said. But, it’s okay if a Republican, or Scott Walker, pushes all of the power to the top, just not Democrats or any other political party.

    I thought it was pretty rich coming from a guy who heads an administration that has systematically been taking control over everything he possibly can, and cutting out the voices of the people to to determine their own communities’ future.

    The GOP legislators have passed 128 restrictions to “local control” in the past six years. Some of those are all but eliminating collective bargaining by public employees. Cutting the pay and authority of Milwaukee County supervisors. Limiting local governments’ taxing powers to control property tax bills. Telling local clerks when their offices can register new voters and accept absentee ballots, and that voters must display a photo ID. Not allowing county executives to serve in the Legislature. Dictating shoreline setback building rules. Limiting counties’ authority over new mines. Telling local governments they can’t require all employees to live in their communities. And the list goes on and on. They range from major to petty. Often times those changes are aimed at one particular community but not the entire state.

  3. AG says:

    Agree or disagree… you both seem to have missed the point. I also wish they would stop removing local control, but that’s not what the statement was about. In this case, they’re talking about executive order vs laws being passed by a legislative body. For example, ACT10 was not an executive order, it was passed by both houses of state government.

  4. Alene says:

    AG: I knew you would say that. What you deliberately missed is how Walker took away powers only the Legislature had, who work for their constituents, and gave that power to himself and his administration (none of whom are accountable to the voters). If Walker could make executive orders, I guarantee you he would be doing so over and over and over.

    Republicans didn’t like those pesky public hearings that had to be held when a state agency was creating administrative rules that have the force of law in Wisconsin. So, in the early days of the Walker administration, GOP legislators at his behest eliminated the public hearings and moved rule-making approvals to — where else? — Walker’s office.

    Walker has done this over and over in the past 5 1/2 years, moving the power of the people to his office where only he gets the final say on so much more than any other governor in the history of Wisconsin.

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