Wis. Judge Halts Implementation Of Bargaining Law
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday barred state officials from any further implementation of a law that strips most public workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued an emergency injunction prohibiting enactment of the law earlier this month. But the Legislative Reference Bureau published the law anyway on Friday.

Publication is typically the last step before a law takes effect, but it’s unclear if the bureau’s action mounted to that; the law’s supporters say it did, but opponents say the secretary of state had to designate a publication date.

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