Frustrated Democratic Governors Turn to Executive Orders

Wisconsin’s Democratic Governor Tony Evers tried for months to get the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun-control bills, holding news conferences and touting polls showing strong public support. When Republicans wouldn’t budge, Evers turned up the heat by using an executive order — his 54th in less than a year — to call a special session on the issue.

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Labor

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 3369 sued President Trump in federal court, claiming his executive orders arbitrarily and capriciously “evict[] federal unions from all of their offices on government property … unilaterally repudiating hundreds of existing agreements between federal agencies and the labor organizations that represent those agencies’ employees.”

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Executive Order

The Illinois Opportunity Project brought a federal complaint over a Montana executive order that requires state-contract bidders to disclose political contributions to candidates or referenda supported. The challenger says the corporations that support it could suffer injury if donor information is publicly disclosed.

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