How long before the Fitzgerald brothers will dispute the judge, or the Republican Party send out another nasty press release berating the judge, or the even DOA Secretary trying to explain why they still need to go forward with implementing the ‘law’?
Just another day in the land of Scott Walker. Would love to see the smile being wiped off his face as these legal orders come down.
The contentious collective bargaining law that strips most public workers of nearly all collective bargaining rights and force them to contribute more to their pension and health plans is not in effect, according to an amended restraining order released on Thursday morning.
Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Rep. Peter Barca welcomed Judge Sumi’s actions. In a statement Thursday he said, “The Judge made it abundantly clear on Tuesday that Gov. Walker that Gov. Walker and his administration, including DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch, should not be implenting Act 10. I believe she made it clear then with her order that stop means stop.”
“But Mr. Walker and Mr. Huebsch chose to ignore her warning that they were jeopardizing the finances and stability of state government, apparently believing they are above the law. This morning with her added order she has taken away their last excuse,” Rep. Barca said.
Rep. Barca also said, “Respect for the rule of law is a core Wisconsin value. When a court orders a halt to further implementation of a legislative proposal and suggests potential penalties and harm to the state are a serious risk, everyone should stop, listen and adhere to that order. Because the Republicans refused to do so, they have put state government stability at risk. I can only hope today’s amended order is crystal clear enough for them to stop disregarding the rule of law.