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Wis. DA files lawsuit challenging union law


Madison, WI (AP) -- A Wisconsin prosecutor has filed a lawsuit accusing Republicans of violating the open meetings law when they made changes to Gov. Scott Walker's plan to restrict public sector collective bargaining.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne alleges in the suit that Republicans didn't give enough public notice when they hastily convened a committee last week to advance the plan. Ozanne is seeking an injunction blocking the secretary of state from publishing the law and a ruling that the law is void.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Juneau Republican, says Fitzgerald is completely confident the law was followed.

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