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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Talgo sues Gov. Walker, DOT Secretary over defaulted payments

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MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Train manufacturer Talgo has sued Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb.

The Spanish company says the state of Wisconsin defaulted on owed payments of $4.6 million.

The suit filed Friday originates in a contract signed by former Governor Jim Doyle with Talgo for construction of two sets of trains to run on a planned high-speed line between Madison and Milwaukee.

Walker rejected more than $800 million in federal money which would have paid for the project. The state had planned to use the two sets on the Hiawatha line between Milwaukee and Chicago, but they are currently sitting in a warehouse waiting to be tested.

Each said says the other is responsible for covering the costs of testing and the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has refused to pay for a maintenance facility for the trains in Madison which was promised in the original agreement.