Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has asked President Elect Donald Trump to give the state increased freedom on several issues — including how many refugees it can accept from nations connected to terrorism. In a letter, the Republican governor said states have become “provinces of an all powerful federal government in Washington,” and “now is the time to reverse that trend.”
Walker has previously expressed concerns about taking refugees from places like Syria — and he told Trump the state should have a “broader role” in those decisions until there’s a comfortable national “vetting process.”
Walker also asked Trump to let Wisconsin require drug tests for childless adults to get federal food stamp funding — which the Walker administration is trying to get the courts to allow. The governor also called on the president elect to let the state charge more for Medicaid premiums for recipients who don’t practice healthy lifestyles — and to allow the state to control its wolf population and allow hunting, which a federal judge struck down two years ago.