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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Walker opposed to Arizona-style anti-immigration law

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker pauses for a moment in Madison
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker pauses for a moment in Madison

MADISON (WSAU)   Governor Scott Walker now says he would try to stop his fellow Republicans from passing an Arizona-style immigration crackdown. Walker said yesterday it would be a huge distraction, at a time when lawmakers should focus on creating jobs and training workers to fill vacant private sector posts.

This is the second time that Walker has flip-flopped on a Wisconsin immigration law. When he first ran for governor in 2010, he said he had serious concerns about the Arizona law – in which police are required to ask criminal suspects about their immigration status if the officers believe they’re in the U-S illegally. Walker changed his mind a few days after his initial comments – and Assembly Republican Don Pridemore of Hartford introduced an Arizona-style crackdown in the most recent session. The bill never went anywhere – and Pridemore has not said whether he’ll try passing it again in the new session which opens in January.

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