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Evers to Order Change in 'Stance' in Obamacare Lawsuit

Gov. Tony Evers is moving to change Wisconsin's stance on a lawsuit challenging Obamacare, despite a lame-duck law that sought to prevent him from removing Wisconsin from the suit. Gov. Tony Evers is moving to change Wisconsin's stance on a lawsuit challenging Obamacare, despite a lame-duck law that sought to prevent him from removing Wisconsin from the suit. |  Photo: Wisconsin Blue Book

Updated: January 09, 2019 06:25 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Tony Evers says he will be sending a letter to Attorney General Josh Kaul this week calling for Wisconsin to "change our stance" in a multi-state lawsuit seeking repeal of the federal health care law.

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Evers campaigned on withdrawing from the lawsuit, but after he won the lame-duck Republican Legislature changed the law to require legislative approval to withdraw from the lawsuit.

Evers wouldn't say at a news conference Wednesday how the change would be in accordance with the law.

Kaul says in a statement that "We will review the request and take appropriate action in accordance with the law."

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald tweeted that Evers was "looking for ways to skirt state law so that he can advance his partisan agenda."

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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