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Politics in Brief - April 15 2019

MD HOUSE SPEAKER DIES

MARYLAND House Speaker Michael Busch died last week after being hospitalized with pneumonia. The 72-year-old was the longest-serving speaker in the state’s history, having initially assumed that post in 2003. (NBC NEWS, CBS BALTIMORE)

 

WI APPEALS COURT SIDES WITH DEM GOV IN DISPUTE WITH GOP LAWMAKERS

In a unanimous decision, the WISCONSIN Court of Appeals declined to force Gov. Tony Evers (D) to reinstate 15 appointments made by former Gov. Scott Walker (R) that Evers rescinded last month. The ruling stems from a lame-duck session Republicans convened in December to confirm Walker’s appointees and limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor, which has spurred multiple lawsuits. (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL)

 

MI GOV, AG SEEK TO BLOCK SENATE DISTRICT REDRAW

Attorneys for MISSISSIPPI Gov. Phil Bryant (R) and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) filed papers with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week seeking to block a court-ordered redrawing of state Senate District 22. In February U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled the way that district was drawn diluted black voting power. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK