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Governors in Brief - March 18 2019

EVERS SEEKS ROLLBACK OF WALKER-ERA WI WORK LAWS

The budget proposed by WISCONSIN Gov. Tony Evers (D) would roll back several employment laws implemented under former Gov. Scott Walker (R), including a repeal of the state’s so-called “right-to-work” law that bars union shops from requiring employees to join the union as a condition of employment. (JD SUPRA)

 

BURGUM PITCHES ND TEDDY ROOSEVELT LIBRARY

Pitching it as a “front door” to statewide tourism, NORTH DAKOTA Gov. Doug Burgum (R) urged lawmakers to approve his proposal to fund a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library to be built in Medora. Burgum noted that Roosevelt ranched and hunted near Medora in the 1880s while he was recovering from the deaths of his wife and mother. The governor is seeking $50 million in state funds for the project, which has the support of the Roosevelt family. (BISMARCK TRIBUNE)

 

NEWSOM DELAYS CA CITY HOUSING PENALTIES

CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said he would delay by four years implementing his plan to withhold state transportation funds from cities that fail to meet state affordable housing goals. He made the announcement as part of unveiling a budget trailer that calls for $750 million in funds for cities and counties to boost housing production. (CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

 

DEWINE VOWS TO SIGN OH HEARTBEAT ABORTION BILL

OHIO Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he would sign a bill the Buckeye State Senate approved last Wednesday that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. The measure is now in the Republican-controlled House, where it is expected to pass. (FOX NEWS, TOLEDO BLADE)

 

-- Compiled by RICH EHISEN