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Judge declines to wade into Evers-Walker regulatory fight

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- -

A judge isn't wading into whether a new law requires schools Superintendent Tony Evers to get Gov. Scott Walker's permission to write regulations.

The state Supreme Court two years ago upheld a Dane County judge's ruling that a 2011 law requiring agencies to get Walker's approval on regulations doesn't apply to Evers.

Conservatives have asked the Supreme Court to declare that the new REINS Act applies to Evers. That Republican-authored law requires both the Department of Administration and Walker to approve regulations.

A group of teachers filed a motion in the dormant Dane County case seeking a declaration that the REINS Act duplicates the 2011 law and doesn't affect Evers.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess denied the motion Tuesday, saying nothing suggests Walker plans to violate the 2016 ruling.

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