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Falk Statement: Dane County Files Lawsuit Against State Legislative Action

March 11, 2011
Joshua Wescott, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or cell (608) 669-5606
County Executive


County Executive Kathleen Falk issued the following statement after Dane County filed a lawsuit in Dane County Court this morning, challenging the recent action taken by the Wisconsin state legislature.  Today’s lawsuit follows legal complaints Dane County filed Thursday with the Dane County District Attorney and Wisconsin Attorney General:

“The founders of our state and nation created a government of checks and balances to prevent the kind of abuse of power that we’ve so sadly witnessed in the Wisconsin State Capitol in recent days. 


That’s why Dane County is taking legal action, filing suit this morning to block the Republican legislature and Governor’s efforts to eliminate the rights of Wisconsin workers.  Good public policy doesn’t result from violating the law - - it results from people listening to and working with one another.


Through my many years as County Executive and Assistant Wisconsin Attorney General, I know our state government is supposed to work better than it has this week.”