Budget Act again struck down in court, appeal plannedWisconsin News
-- The Walker Administration is promising an appeal of yesterday’s judicial ruling in Dane County Circuit Court
MADISON - The Walker Administration is promising an appeal of yesterday’s judicial ruling in Dane County Circuit Court.
Judge Juan Colas ruled against almost all of the law backed by Governor Scott Walker which effectively ended collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin public workers. Judge Colas ruled the law is null and void because it is unconstitutional, both on the state and federal levels. He says it violates the equal protection clause. The governor’s office issued a statement calling the judge a “liberal activist.”
Meanwhile, Wisconsin teachers held a rally last at the State Capitol – and then they’ll go to Chicago today to show their solidarity with their Windy City brethren who are on strike. Bob Peterson, who heads the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, expects a couple hundred teachers from the Badger State to go to the Chicago event. It’s being billed as a “Wisconsin-style” rally.
Teachers were among the tens-of-thousands of people who demonstrated in Madison in early 2011 against the state law which virtually ended their collective bargaining privileges. Many Wisconsin schools were closed for one-to-four days, when teachers called in sick and attended those protests. The union law has been in place for over a year.