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Budget repair law taking effect March 26

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's Secretary of State says he has decided not to publish a bill taking away public workers' collective bargaining rights until the latest day possible.

Secretary of State Doug La Follette said Monday he has decided to publish the law on March 25 in order to give schools and other local governments time to pass contract extensions between now and then.

La Follette says the law will take effect the following day, Saturday, March 26.

Gov. Scott Walker signed the budget repair bill on Friday. Walker had asked La Follette to publish the law, the final step needed in order for it to take effect, on Monday. But La Follette says he saw no emergency that would make a Monday publication necessary.

March 25 is the latest day under the law that La Follette can publish the law.


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