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Evers Calls on "Adults" to Solve Conflict with Kaul, GOP

Evers Calls on "Adults" to Solve Conflict with Kaul, GOP Photo: Jon Ellis/WDIO-TV, file

Created: August 29, 2019 01:15 PM

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Tony Evers says he doesn't fault Republicans for not wanting to sign confidentiality agreements as requested by fellow Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul.
    
But Evers also said Thursday that Republicans who stand in the way of Kaul settling lawsuits on behalf of the state need to figure out a resolution so Wisconsin does not lose millions of dollars in settlement money.
    
Kaul and the Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee couldn't agree Tuesday on a path forward to settle the lawsuits. Republicans rejected Kaul's request that they sign confidentiality agreements. A law passed by Republicans in a lame-duck legislative session gives the budget committee power to approve settlements.
    
Evers says he hopes the Legislature repeals that law. But in the meantime he says "we need to have adults come to the table and figure it out."
 

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