Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

WI Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Union Reforn Law 4 to 3

Tuesday, The Wisconsin Supreme rules 4 to 3 in favor of Governor Scott Walker’s Union and Budget Reform Law. From Milwaukee Journal- Sentinel:

Acting with unusual speed, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial plan to end most collective bargaining for tens of thousands of public workers.

The court found that a committee of lawmakers was not subject to the state’s open meetings law, and so did not violate that law when it hastily approved the collective bargaining measure in March and made it possible for the Senate to take it up. In doing so, the Supreme Court overruled a Dane County judge who had halted the legislation, ending one challenge to the law even as new challenges are likely to emerge.

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