Wisconsin Senate to vote on Gov. Evers’ Cabinet secretaries
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says it’s “about time” the Republican-controlled state Senate votes to approve dozens of appointments that have languished for months and years, including four of his Cabinet secretaries.
Such confirmation votes once were a pro forma courtesy but they’ve morphed into another partisan battleground after Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker in 2018.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on:
- Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson;
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Missy Hughes;
- Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim; and
- Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Randy Romanski.
Not on the list is Sandra Naas, Evers’ pick to replace Natural Resources Board Chairman Fred Prehn.
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