Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
Press Release

Republicans Intend to Intervene and Stop Liberal Groups from Undermining Act 10

"We aren’t picking this fight – once again a liberal group is trying to change laws that have been passed by the Legislature and previously upheld by the courts."

By - May 20th, 2019 03:02 pm

[Madison, WI] — Republican leadership in the Legislature will move to intervene today in a case being brought in the federal courts that seeks to undermine Act 10. With the announcement, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:

“We aren’t picking this fight – once again a liberal group is trying to change laws that have been passed by the Legislature and previously upheld by the courts. We cannot sit idly by and allow our attorney general or governor an opportunity to undermine Act 10, and will seek to intervene in this case accordingly to make sure that the law is upheld.”

The union-led lawsuit, brought by Operating Engineers Local 139 and IUOE Local 420, seeks to challenge the constitutionality of Act 10 in federal courts – despite the law being upheld by the courts over the better part of the last decade. In fact, the plaintiffs have not pointed to any court that has accepted their legal theory.

During his campaign for governor, Evers backed repealing Act 10. The unions filing this lawsuit contributed thousands of dollars to Attorney General Kaul and Governor Evers during the last election cycle.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represents the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.

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One thought on “Republicans Intend to Intervene and Stop Liberal Groups from Undermining Act 10”

  1. Bruce943 says:

    Not picking this fight? What a laugh!! You started the fight in 2011 with Act 10.
    Republican ALWAYS challenge every fight as far as they can go with appeal after appeal. When someone else does the same thing, they’re picking the fight.

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