Hamilton Political Tidbits – April 1, 2022

Political Tidbits - April 1, 2022
April 1, 2022
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gov. Evers’ Legislative Maps
The United States Supreme Court ordered the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its decision adopting state legislative maps proposed by Gov. Tony Evers. This is the latest decision in an ongoing series of lawsuits regarding redistricting in Wisconsin. The U.S. Supreme Court issued its order on March 23. The unsigned opinion was adopted on a 7-2 vote, with liberal Justices Kagan and Sotomayor dissenting. The order directs the Wisconsin Supreme Court to “choose from among the other submissions” or else to “take additional evidence if it prefers to reconsider the governor’s maps.”

58 New Laws: Gov. Evers’ Signatures and Vetoes in March
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed 58 bills into law since our early March update on gubernatorial actions. Although the Wisconsin Legislature has adjourned for the remainder of the year, there are still dozens of bills that passed both houses but have yet to be formally presented to Gov. Evers. Once Senate or Assembly leaders present a bill to the governor, he has six days (excluding Sunday) to either sign or veto the bill, or else it becomes law without his approval. On April 14, per the Legislature’s schedule, any outstanding bills will be automatically sent to the governor’s desk.

Issue Updates: Election 2022 and PFAS
Remember to bookmark the Hamilton Consulting Group's pages covering the 2022 elections, including which state legislators are planning to retire or seek other offices, as well as PFAS in Wisconsin, including rules and legislation.

ICYMI: Legislature Adjourned; Redistricting Court Decision
In the March 11 edition of Hamilton Political Tidbits, we covered key stories from Wisconsin politics including the Legislature's final floor day of the 2021-22 session and the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision on redistricting.

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