Senate Republicans confirm Evers’ Cabinet appointments

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers have confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ Cabinet appointees after letting them languish for months.

The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm transportation and agriculture secretaries Craig Thompson and Randy Romanski; Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Missy Hughes; and Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim.

The Senate didn’t vote on Sandra Naas, whom Evers appointed to replace Natural Resources Board Chairman Fred Prehn.

He has refused to step down until Naas is confirmed but Republicans won’t consider her confirmation because she would give Evers appointees majority control of the board.

Such confirmation votes once were a pro forma courtesy but they’ve morphed into another partisan battleground.

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