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Act 10 Upheld

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MADISON, WI (WHBL) - Wisconsin public school and local government employees were dealt a blow this morning by the State Supreme Court.  On a 5-to-2 vote, the justices threw out previous rulings from Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas -- who said that the Act-10 public union bargaining limits did not apply to local and school unions.  It was among several lawsuits which challenged the constitutionality of Act-10, Governor Scott Walker's signature legislation from 2011 which banned collective bargaining except for pay raises at-or-above inflation.  Today's ruling was the final one pending in the state and federal courts -- and Republicans won them all.  They can now claim full victory over preserving Act-10, as Walker and most G-O-P lawmakers run for re-election this fall.  After massive protests in 2011, Walker was put up for recall the following year over Act-10 -- and he became the first governor in U-S history to survive such an effort.  Today's ruling could also put a feather in Walker's cap nationally, where conservatives regard him as a hero for taking on public unions.  

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