Anti-labor bill back in court

Updated
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi
AP

We told you that the anti-labor bill in Wisconsin got dangerously close to becoming law over the weekend.

Today, the issue is back in court so Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi can decide whether her orders to not publish the law were violated, or if the latest Republican sneaky tactic to get this bill through fits a loophole.

The WI Secretary of State maintains that the bill wasn’t officially published–it only appears on the Legislative Reference Bureau website, which was the request of Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Nonetheless, Gov. Walker is already planning to implement the law by no longer collecting union dues and charging state workers more for health care and pensions.

Update: Judge Maryann Sumi rules, “There should be no further implementation of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers.”

Anti-labor bill back in court

Updated