Tuesday, December 11th

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State Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point, left) speaks with Senate Minority Leaser Jennifer Schilling (D-La Crosse), State Sen. Alberta Darling )R-River Hills) and State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton)Tuesday, at the Capitol in Madison where the Senate passed measures limiting the powers of Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General John Kaul when they take office.(Photo: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

While state of Wisconsin residents slept, the Republican-led state Legislature worked overnight in an extraordinary special session.

The key goal: limit the powers of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and incoming Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul.

Details of what was being considered weren't known until 4 a.m. when a new, 56-page version of the legislation was released. Outgoing Gov. Scott Walker has indicated he'll sign the legislation before he leaves office Jan. 7.

So what happened overnight?

Limits to Evers' power

Limits to the new governor's powers include: giving lawmakers power to block rules written to implement state laws.