Wednesday, April 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Wis. spends nearly $850K to defend union limits
The Associated Press
And the lawsuits aren't over yet.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( http://bit.ly/10siZD2) that Walker's office says taxpayers have paid the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm nearly $847,000 to defend the union rights law, which was championed by Walker to address budget problems.
The firm bills the state up to $300 per hour. Walker's spokesman blames the legal bills on union challenges.
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca criticizes the expense. The Democrat from Kenosha says it's part of a larger pattern. He notes that Wisconsin has spent about $2 million on redistricting litigation and is expected to face lawsuits over a new mining law.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com