It’s expected to be the first recall completed of the 19 active recall efforts in Wisconsin.
Organizers have also announced that they have enough signatures to file a petition against state Sen. Randy Hopper (R).
What started off last month as a battle in Wisconsin over the collective bargaining rights of state workers quickly became a nationwide proxy war when state Democratic senators fled the state for weeks in protest of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget. Republicans ultimately passed the anti-union provision in a separate measure that didn’t require support from Democrats, and Walker signed it into law earlier this month.
But the battle may not be over yet: A judge issued a restraining order against the law in response to accusations that the process of its passage violated the state’s open meetings law. Walker went ahead and published it anyway, readying it for implementation.
After a judge issued an additional ruling Thursday, the Wisconsin governor agreed to honor the order and temporarily halt implementation of the law.
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