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Collective bargaining law to take effect June 29

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette says he will publish the law taking away most collective bargaining rights from public workers on June 28. That means the law will take effect June 29.

La Follette’s decision announced Wednesday comes after the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a lower court judge should not have barred the law from taking effect.

Backers of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal had argued it should have taken effect in March, but a Dane County circuit judge issued an order stopping that from happening. The Supreme Court overturned that decision.

La Follette said he is treating the law as if it just passed the Legislature and will publish it under the normal 10-day timeline.

It wasn’t immediately clear when higher paycheck deductions will begin.

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