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Open meetings law was violated
Rep. Barca responds to Judge Sumi’s permanent injunction to Act 10
 
5/26/11
 
MADISON – “Today Judge Sumi issued a permanent injunction on Act 10, clearly stating thatthe Republicans violated the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law in their rush to take away workers’ rights.
 
“This decision also affirms that the people of Wisconsin have the right to be at table in their democracy and the Legislature and the Republicans are not above their obligation to open government.
 
“Gov. Walker cost the taxpayers by refusing to respectfully sit across the table from his employees, look them in the eye and take yes for an answer on the benefit concessions they offered.
 
“We hope the Legislative Republicans will rethink their plan to betray the people of Wisconsin by taking away workers’ rights and hurting Wisconsin’s middle-class.
 
“Today’s decision by Judge Sumi restores Wisconsin’s long tradition of open government. This ruling sets an important precedent that when the Legislature meets, the people must have a seat at the table. This is a huge victory for Wisconsin democracy.”