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Wisconsin governor says he'll halt plans on union law

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he'll comply with a Dane County circuit judge's order halting enactment of a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

Walker says in an appearance in Milwaukee Thursday the reason he'll comply with Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi's order is because it's in writing.

Sumi issued the order halting the plan earlier this week while considering a challenge to its legitimacy. She amended that order earlier Thursday to clarify the law had not taken effect.

The governor's top aide says they've halted preparations to begin deducting money from most public workers' paychecks, but that the administration still believes the law took effect after a state office unexpectedly published online.

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