MADISON - A Madison judge is scheduled to hear arguments over whether Wisconsin labor relations officials are in contempt of court for continuing to enforce portions of Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions.
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled last year that the restrictions were unconstitutional as applied to two unions representing Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers.
It's unclear whether the ruling applies to local government unions across the state.
The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission is still preparing to hold annual certification elections for more than 400 unions next month.
Attorneys for six unions have asked Colas to hold WERC in contempt. He's expected to hear oral arguments Monday afternoon.
It's unclear whether he'll rule at the end of the hearing or hand down a written decision later.
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MERRILL - As Linda DeBroux walks through Merrill High School, she can see the halls she helped create.
What started as plain, whitewashed walls now look like an art gallery. For each of the last 13 summers, DeBroux has guided a select group of her art students to create murals to fill the walls.
"When I walk down, I don't just see the painting, I see the student, right there, painting on that wall," she said Wednesday. "I think of all the struggles, the struggle points they had, and parts where they celebrated."
Murals by ten students this week will bring the total to 157 on school walls. Like it does every summer, it will take long days to accomplish the project.
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