MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will schedule special elections for June 12 to fill two legislative vacancies.
Walker decided not to ask the Wisconsin Supreme Court to delay a court order to schedule those elections.
Walker told WTMJ-AM Wednesday night that he considers the special elections a waste of tax dollars because regular elections are held in the fall.
The governor had refused to order elections to fill Rep. Keith Ripp and Sen. Frank Lasee’s seats. But a Madison judge last week ordered Walker to schedule the elections by noon on Thursday. Walker on Wednesday asked the 2nd District Court of Appeals to review that decision and delay the order to April 6. The appellate court refused to delay the order.
Information from: WTMJ-AM, http://www.620wtmj.com