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Falk reacts to appeals court's decision


MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk issued a statement after the Wisconsin Court of Appeals declined to overrule Judge Maryann Sumi's March 18 temporary restraining order to block publication of the budget repair bill.

"These questions stem from a legislative process in which open government rules were blatantly broken and most importantly, people's trust in their democracy was diminished," Falk said Thursday.

"Because of those abuses in power, I filed legal complaints with the Dane County District Attorney and Attorney General along with a separate lawsuit to ensure our lawmakers followed the law themselves. 

Because the Dane County District Attorney acted on the complaints that I and others filed, the judicial system is now appropriately reviewing what took place in the State Capitol earlier this month and I'm confident our longstanding shared value of open, honest, and transparent government will prevail."

The appeal could go to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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