July 22, 2014

Miller hoping Act 10 ruling is upheld

State Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller says he wasn’t expecting Friday’s decision by a Dane County judge striking down the collective bargaining law, but he calls it “good news.”

Miller says it gives public workers back their long-standing rights that were stripped under Act 10, spearheaded last session by the governor and Republicans. “It’s really a shame to throw the workers under-the-bus for political reasons, so we really hope that this decision will be upheld as it goes through the courts,” he says.

State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says that he will immediately seek a stay of the circuit court’s decision.

Miller says the ruling affirms Democrats long-standing beliefs in opposing Act 10 and now there is a “good constitutional argument why it wasn’t done properly.”

Governor Scott Walker said “a liberal activist judge in Dane County wants to go backwards and take away the lawmaking responsibilities of the legislature and the governor.”