Wis. governor halts plans to implement union law
MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn’t, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay.
I wouldn’t say the protests had no affect on Gov Walkers decision.
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, who had issued an order intended to block implementation of the law while she considered a challenge to its legitimacy and warned of sanctions for noncompliance, amended her order Thursday to clarify that the law had not taken effect, as Republican leaders argued it had.
Did the courts order really need clarification?:rolleyes:
Statement of compliance:
The governor’s top aide, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, later issued a statement saying Walker would comply with Sumi’s order and halt preparations that were under way to begin deducting money from most public workers’ paychecks, but that the governor’s administration still believes the law took effect after a state office unexpectedly published online.
I continue to believe the law will be re-passed at some point, barring the unlikely event a court rules it. If that were to occur the law could be modified. For those hoping this law, or some form of it will not become law are engaging in wishful thinking.
Political fallout resulting is another topic.