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State bureaucracy scores a win with guidance documents

Roggensack: Outside the judiciary, interpretation of the law is a shared power


July 24, 2020 by Richard Moore

It was hailed as a victory for Republicans over Gov. Tony Evers, and mostly it was — “it” being a recent court decision upholding most of the Legislature’s “lame duck” laws curbing Evers’ authority — but conservatives also suffered a major setback, a 4-3 ruling striking down the Legislature’s ability to set procedures for creating so-called agency guidance documents.

The decision could have far-reaching consequences.

Guidance documents are “public information” documents instruc...

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