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  La Follette: [Collective Bargaining] Law's publication date was rescinded
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Mar 29, 2011 02:15pm
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News DateTuesday, March 29, 2011 07:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMADISON (WKOW) -- Secretary of State Doug La Follette said he rescinded the publication date of Governor Walker's controversial collective bargaining bill, and said the bill's progression into law through another publication route was not prudent.

La Follette's remarks came after a hearing into a judge's restraining order against the bill progressing -- a hearing focused so far solely on Friday's publication of the bill by the legislative reference bureau. Publication is the last step in the process of a bill having the power of law.

During court testimony, LRB chief Steve Miller testified he had an independent duty to publish. But Miller also testified he believed the separate act of the secretary of state to place the published bill in the state's official newspaper was needed to give it the force of law.
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