- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on two University of Wisconsin System regents attending meetings after Gov. Tony Evers rescinded their appointments (all times local):

10:35 a.m.

Two University of Wisconsin System regents are back at work even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers fired them last month after a court ruling invalidated their appointments.

Republican legislators confirmed 82 of former Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees during a December lame-duck session. The group included regents Scott Beightol (BECH’-tal) and Torrey Tiedeman.

A Dane County judge last month found the session was illegal. Evers rescinded all 82 appointments.



An appeals court stayed the ruling, however, and Evers reappointed 67 of the appointees. Beightol and Tiedeman weren’t among them.

Regents President John Behling maintains their appointments remain valid in light of the stay. Beightol took his place as a member of the regent capital planning committee Thursday morning.

Both he and Tiedeman were seated at a regent finance committee meeting later Thursday without any comment on the status of their appointments.

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9:50 a.m.

University of Wisconsin System Regent Scott Beightol is attending a meeting even though Gov. Tony Evers fired him last month.

Beightol and fellow Regent Torrey Tiedeman were among 82 of former Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees whom Republican state senators confirmed during a December lame-duck session. Evers rescinded all those appointments last month after a judge found the session was illegal.

An appeals court stayed the ruling, however. Evers reappointed 67 of the appointees in the wake of the stay. Beightol and Tiedeman weren’t among them.

Regents President John Behling believes Beightol and Tiedeman’s appointments remain valid. Beightol took his place as a member of the regents’ Capital Planning and Budget Committee Thursday without comment. Beightol declined comment when approached by a reporter after the meeting.

Beightol and Tiedeman are both scheduled to attend a regent finance committee meeting and a full regents meeting later Thursday.

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