Tuesday, December 11th

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (left), Gov. Scott Walker (center) and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (right).(Photo: Associated Press)

The New Year is still weeks away, but the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker are already setting off fireworks in Madison.

Working through the night, lawmakers gave their approval on Wednesday morning to a bill aimed at curbing the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. Walker, who narrowly lost to state schools Superintendent Tony Evers, has indicated he supports the actions of his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate.

With something this controversial, there will always be winners and losers. Here's our scorecard for who benefited and who didn't as a result of the lame-duck session:


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Vos told me a couple of years ago that he had no interest in ever running for governor. Why would you want to go through that campaign grind when you can simply shift many executive functions to you and your top colleague in the Senate?