Wisconsin legislature speaker: Skip the outrage. We’re doing our job.

The proposals in the extraordinary session are not as shocking as the news media portray them. A majority were already proposed, part of the state budget, administrative rules or state law that reflected a court decision or federal law. Wisconsin lawmakers codified the administrative rules for Voter ID, federal health waivers, an income tax rate reduction and workforce training grants. We even codified the current administrative rule process.

While Evers supporters and the media are in full outrage mode, it must be understood that Wisconsin chose divided government. The voters re-elected a strong GOP majority in both legislative chambers, and we will continue to be a voice for our constituents.

The legislation from the session simply reinforces the roles of our state government. If Mr. Evers wants to change law, he can’t do it alone; he must get legislative approval first.