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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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Report: Taxpayers spent over $2 million on redistricting legal battle

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin taxpayers have spent over $2 million on a redistricting battle which apparently gives people a better chance of being represented by Republicans over the next decade. 

The GOP majority in both houses had control over the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts, which happens after every 10 year Census. 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said the price tag recently rose by $200,000, surpassing the $2 million mark for a total of $2.1 million. 

The paper said the latest bills included a criminal defense lawyer for a State Capitol aide, after concerns were raised that the GOP did not completely follow a court order to give documents to plaintiffs who challenged the secret redistricting process. 

No criminal charges were filed in the matter. 

GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said every redistricting effort in Wisconsin attracts high legal bills due to partisan disagreements. He blames the legal bills this time on, "liberal special interest groups" that sued over the process.

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