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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Senate to start budget bill debate on Tuesday: Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington November 21, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington November 21, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate will begin debate on a two-year bipartisan budget agreement on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday.

Reid said the Senate aimed to finish its business, including passage of the budget bill, by the end of next week when the Senate breaks for a holiday recess. The measure, which sets spending levels and aims to avoid a government shutdown through October 1, 2015, won overwhelming approval in the House of Representatives on Thursday evening.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Chris Reese)

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