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Banana Republic of Wisconsin: Leg Ref Bureau Publishes Coll. Bargaining Bill despite Restraining Order

Editor's note - until we understand what actually happened here, it's not at all clear that the Republicans ordered this -- we're still trying to understand this -

 

The is reporting that the Republican controlled legislature has ordered the Legislative Reference Bureau to defy a court order and publish the collective bargaining bill:

A controversial bill limiting collective bargaining for public workers has been officially published despite a temporary restraining order barring its publication.

The legislation was with a footnote that notes the restraining order, but says the law "requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to publish every act within 10 working days after its date of enactment."

The publication of the law means that it will take effect Saturday.

The restraining order was issued against Secretary of State Doug La Follette, not the reference bureau. La Follette is a Democrat and the Legislature is run by Republicans, but the reference bureau is a nonpartisan agency widely respected by both sides.

Published

March 25, 2011 - 5:11pm

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