And as we knew they would, the Dane County Board voted last night to take advantage of the Dane County judge's decision striking down parts of Act 10, the law that led to all the protests last year here in Madison, Wisconsin — Dane County.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the county and union had a very short window to work with. Parisi said the county started bargaining with AFSCME for a contract for 2015 after Friday's court decision...The video above was shot by Meade, who thought the man in that clip gave the best of the short citizen speeches that preceded the vote. I was there too, arriving late and leaving early. The gallery near me was packed with citizens wearing green AFSCME T-shirts.
County leaders said they wanted to act fast in the small window of time before the judge has the opportunity to order a stay, which would keep the law in effect until it goes through the appeal process.