Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Will Van Hollen Cede Power to Walker?

Scott Walker's proposed regulatory changes have already been properly panned by both Jim Rowen and Xoff as an unprecedented power grab. It is bad enough that the new state legislature will lose some of its own power under Walker's plan but he even wants to grab it away from two other statewide elected officials.

It has been reported that Walker's proposal would cover all state agencies, including the departments of Justice and Public Instruction, even though those are led by constitutional officers separately elected by voters. Today Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers openly questioned this specific part of Walker's power grab.

Now I'm waiting for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to render his opinion on Walker's unprecedented power grab. Will Van Hollen fall into line behind a newly elected governor from his own political party or will he stand firmly on a reasoning based on the law? Will Van Hollen so easily cede his own power to Walker or will he honor the will of the voters that (to my chagrin)twice elected him to be the head of the Department of Justice?

Superintendent Tony Evers has already expressed his concern over the Walker power grab, when will we hear from J.B. Van Hollen on this issue?

ht: Political Environment for the above image

UPDATE: Now check out Rep. Gary Hebl's myth-busting of Walker's rules proposal

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