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Governor Walker's reaction to Act 10 ruling

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Attorney General's Office Friday announced the Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld Wisconsin Act 10, the law that restricted collective bargaining rights for most public employee union members in Wisconsin. 

The following is Governor Scott Walker's reaction:

"As we've said all along, Act 10 is constitutional. 
 
Today's court ruling is a victory for Wisconsin taxpayers. The provisions contained in Act 10, which have been upheld in federal court, were vital in balancing Wisconsin's $3.6 billion budget deficit without increasing taxes, without massive public employee layoffs, and without cuts to programs like Medicaid.  With this ruling behind us, we can now focus on the next state budget, which will invest in priorities to move our state forward."
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