Wisconsin judge blocks budget proposal
March 18th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
4 years ago

Wisconsin judge blocks budget proposal

(CNN) – A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday, halting the Wisconsin budget repair bill from becoming law, the Dane County District Attorney's office said. The proposal in part limits collective bargaining rights of union members and has been the subject of fierce protests in the state.


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  1. JustinM

    First bit of good news in a while

    March 18, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    WONDERFUL!!!! Now all Wisconsinites need to do is recall every senator and legislator that vited for this measure. You may have started the battle Dictator Walker, but WE THE PEOPLE will win the war.

    March 18, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. Lillie

    Great news!!! Hope is alive.....

    March 18, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. Joshua

    This is some good news. This bill is terrible, as well as the bills in other states.

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. alan

    Fabulous. Now WI can increase its debt like CA and NY. Life's hard. It's harder when you're stupid.

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. KC Rick

    Great, all we need is an activist judge to find away to squash the will of the people.

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  7. TriB

    Yay for justice!

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Josh

    Yep. Hope is alive. Layoff more fellow teachers in the name of Viagra in your heathcare package and retire at 50. What a life.

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. MM

    you must all be union people.. WE THE PEOPLE are tired of paying for you!

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Namesteve

    What's the good news your still broke with not way out. Cheers

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  11. Aeromechanic.

    I am very glad to hear this.

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. Peace

    This is also what the GOP in Iowa are trying to do. I hope they learn from WI!

    March 18, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. George

    It's absurd to think that you can prevent people from forming uniions. Might as well try to amend the constitution to disallow peacable assembly. If you're anti-union, then don't hire them, but you cannot prevent unions. Republican morons.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. Dumb

    One judge outdoes how the elected governor, elected legislature, and thereby the people of Wisconsin want to run their state. Guess this means the state workers now get laid off as opposed to losing some powe. Great.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  15. Isidore Tamo

    This is why we have three branches of power: thank you Mr. Judge.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  16. Bill

    Thank god. At least somebody in charge over there has got a brain.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  17. captn

    Great, for once the govenment got it right by doing what needed to be done and what the people of the state wanted to be done. Now the cry babies who finally have to start paying like evryone else are blocking this much needed reform.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  18. once upon a horse

    well if they can do it against Healthcare, why not against this lousey bill. Chalk up one for the good guys.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  19. Doug

    Then I guess the Gov willhave to raise taxes for all the citizens to pay for the benefits of the public servants

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  20. kenneth

    peeps need to research and stop listening to reporters maybe then u will learn the truths stupid people make stupid decisions

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  21. GReeves

    Good news.

    March 18, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  22. CG realist

    A victory for union thugs! Great! Now they can use my tax money to promote public unions that I do not support! Yay!

    March 18, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  23. Beeg O'Reilly

    Typical responses from liberal loonies. Of course this liberal judge blocked this bill. She's a far left activist with judicial powers. I don't really understand how she has this authority though.

    March 18, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  24. Dr. X

    Logic and Law have finally did what they are intended to do.

    March 18, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  25. Omni

    They lost by 5 minutes. They just couldn't wait. This is a great day for America. They weren't trying to balance the budget, they were trying to destroy the Democratic Party. And they failed.

    March 18, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
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