After days of protests, hours of messy closed-door meetings and a heated overnight floor session, Republican lawmakers Wednesday sent a controversial set of lame-duck proposals to the desk of Gov. Scott Walker.
The spotlight is now on the outgoing Republican governor, who will decide whether to sign the sweeping plans to limit early voting and diminish the powers of the Democrat who beat him last month.
Walker recently signaled he will sign the proposals before he leaves office in early January, but his spokeswoman on Wednesday did not respond to requests for an interview.
Walker also could issue partial vetoes to at least two of the measures.
Gov.-elect Tony Evers urged Walker to reject the bills during a Wednesday news conference in Madison, saying he would consider all options—including litigation—if the bills are signed.
Evers called the proposals embarrassing for the state and said the last-minute changes made by GOP lawmakers were "superficial."
Read more in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.