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Walker starts state worker recognition program


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- After pushing to take away most of their collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is now proposing a program to recognize the hard work and dedication of state employees.

Walker announced the creation of the State Employee Recognition Program on Monday. He says it will honor state workers who go the extra mile in their service.

Walker says he is starting the program to "highlight the most outstanding employees with public recognition."

State workers were among the most vocal of Walker's critics earlier this year when he unveiled the proposal taking away nearly all their collective bargaining rights. Tens of thousands of them marched on the Capitol, calling for Walker to back down or be recalled from office.

The law remains tied up in the courts.

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