The state budget goes into effect on Friday. Secretary of State Doug LaFollette, who waited the maximum allowable ten days before publishing a law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public employees, published the budget just four days after it was signed. “I determined in thinking about it that it made really good sense to have it take effect on July 1st, the start of the fiscal year,” said LaFollette. “Because the budget effects the fiscal year situation, it made sense to me to get it published on July 1.” Governor Scott Walker signed the $66 billion two year spending plan Sunday in Green Bay.
LaFollette published the collective bargining law, known as Act 10, in the Wisconsin State Journal on Tuesday, after the Wisconsin Supreme Court cleared the way for it to become law.