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Republican-led Wisconsin legislature approves bills to diminish executive power after Democratic election wins

(CNN)The Republican-led Wisconsin legislature approved two bills that would diminish the powers of the state’s governor and executive branch after a Democrat was elected to that office in November, Britt Cudaback, spokesman for Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers, told CNN Wednesday morning. It would prevent the state’s department of health and the incoming governor from applying for a change/waiver to the program without getting legislative approval. The second bill includes a measure that would eliminate the state’s Department of Transportation’s authority to transfer state and federal funding between highway programs. If…

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