MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's Scott Walker and other Midwest governors met with foreign investors in St. Paul on Sunday.
The main focus was on improving agriculture exports to Japan, but Walker was asked more questions about Friday's ruling on Act 10, in which a judge struck down the state's collective bargaining law as unconstitutional.
"We're confident that once the appeals process is completed, it will be upheld," Walker said. "That's a good thing for taxpayers and people and students who benefit because of our reforms."
Both Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen have said they will seek a stay to keep enforcing the law while they appeal Friday's decision.
Judge Juan Colas ruled that Act 10 infringes on the constitutional rights of free speech and association, and also violates the equal protection clause by creating separate classes of workers that are treated differently.
The ruling brings into question changes that have already been made to pay, benefits and other work conditions for city, county and school employees.
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