March 25, 2011
Erpenbach on illegal publication
Senator Fitzgerald has used his position and ordered a non-partisan agency to get involved in a very partisan issue in publishing Wisconsin Act 10 (SS SB 11 – the Collective Bargaining bill). It is unclear if this publishing by the Legislative Reference Bureau enacts the law without publication by the Secretary of State.
What is clear is that Senator Fitzgerald’s action ignored a temporary restraining order by a circuit court judge. Regardless of how Senator Fitzgerald feels, or what he thinks, there is no excuse for ignoring a court order and the judicial process.