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Walker remains quiet on court order over union law


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration wasn't saying whether it would continue with enacting a collective bargaining law after a judge reiterated the day before that all activity should stop.

However, Walker was moving ahead Wednesday with releasing the rest of his plan for balancing the state's $137 million budget shortfall. Parts of that plan, including a $165 million savings through debt refinancing, were removed by the Legislature before passing the collective bargaining bill earlier this month.

The Legislature was expected to pass that budget proposal as soon as Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the future of the law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for most state workers, and forcing them to pay more for their benefits, remained in limbo.

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