The Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday said a controversial measure that curbs the collective bargaining rights of public workers can take effect.
The high court overturned a lower court ruling that Republican lawmakers had violated the state's open meetings law when they passed the measure.
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The law eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers and requires them to pay more for pensions and health coverage.
It was passed by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Republican Governor Scott Walker in March despite massive public protests.