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Attorneys spar over secretary of state cuts (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette tried to persuade a judge Friday to temporarily block provisions in the state budget that slash La Follette's budget by nearly 50 percent, arguing the cuts have crippled his office and he can't fulfill his duties.

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New lawsuit filed against collective bargaining law

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SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state employees will start paying more for their health care and pension benefits in late August, state officials said Wednesday as a coalition of unions filed a new lawsuit against the GOP-supported plan that strips away collective bargaining rights from most public workers. The announcement came a day after the ...

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Collective bargaining law to take effect June 29

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette says he will publish the law taking away most collective bargaining rights from public workers on June 28. That means the law will take effect June 29. La Follette’s decision announced Wednesday comes after the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a lower court judge should not have ...

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Union battle could be headed to Supreme Court

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TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans face a new hurdle in their campaign to curb public sector unions’ power. So far Republicans have managed win after win — overcoming massive protests and outmaneuvering Democrats to push their plan through the Legislature, then finding a way to at least temporarily ...

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Judge halts implementation of bargaining law 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The showdown over Wisconsin’s explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect. Republican lawmakers pushed through passage of the law earlier this month despite massive protests that drew up to 85,000 people ...

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Judge weighs whether union law took effect (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge weighed arguments Tuesday about whether an order she issued intended to temporarily block the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law was still in place, or whether Republican leaders had again outmaneuvered their opponents by using a legal loophole to achieve their goals. During a hearing into one of ...

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Wisconsin union law published despite court order (UPDATE)

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SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans insist that the anti-union law that sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol and that is being challenged in court takes effect Saturday because a state office decided to post it online. The head of the office that posted it and a court order temporarily blocking the law’s ...

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Appeals court cedes Wis. union law to higher court 
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By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court declined to rule Thursday on whether to allow a law stripping public employee unions of nearly all their collective bargaining rights to take effect, saying the issue should be decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. It’s appropriate for the state’s highest court to take the case because ...

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Supreme Court candidates spar over impartiality

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CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Wisconsin’s Supreme Court expected to take on a case that came out of Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to curb collective bargaining rights for public workers, a debate between a justice seeking re-election and a prosecutor challenging him for the seat quickly turned to impartiality Monday. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David ...

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Wisconsin unions rush to get deals in place (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect and erases their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases. The law doesn’t go into effect until the day after Secretary of State Doug La ...

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Lawsuit seeks to block implementation of union law (UPDATE)

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TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge was considering Friday whether to block enactment of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of Wisconsin’s public workers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed the legislation Friday morning, but it does not take effect until the day after an official ...

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