Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Law, June 15 2011

Eric W. Dolan
Raw Story
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget repair bill” after a Dane County judge blocked the law from being implemented in May.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the state’s Supreme Court ruled that a Senate committee did not violate Wisconsin’s open meetings law when they hastily passed legislation to strip public workers of nearly all collective bargaining rights.

“We conclude that the Legislature did not violate the Wisconsin Constitution by the process it used,” the state’s high court concluded.

Fourteen Democratic state senators fled Wisconsin in mid-February to prevent a vote on the budget repair bill. There are currently 19 Republican senators, but the Wisconsin Senate needs a minimum of 20 members present to debate and vote on fiscal legislation.

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