The law officially takes effect on Saturday; it was published Friday by the Legislative Reference Bureau.No it doesn't; because no it wasn't.
Its main story headline, "law published," is wrong as well.
As is practically every headline in the country.
eta 01 — Edit board edit, back from lunch:
There is a dispute over whether the law will officially take effect on Saturday; it was published Friday by the Legislative Reference Bureau.*Thanks to an attentive reader. *wink*
* Arguably true in one sense, but still not "published" in the required sense. It's been "printed," is probably the best way to think of it.
eta 02 — And here is a delightful headline of a different flavor:
Wisconsin collective bargaining law published, violating court order — Marshalltown (IA) Times-RepublicanStrictly speaking the court order couldn't have been violated, because the court order enjoins the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State took no action inconsistent with the court order.** However, there exist some misunderstandings you don't want to discourage.
That be one of 'em.
** GOP leader Scott Fitzgerald is one of the other defendants in the case. "Contempt" is a word Fitzgerald likes to bandy about when it comes to others (along with "arrest"). Might we bandy it about here?
I would sure like to inspect Senator Fitzgerald's correspondence with his Republican-for-hire attorneys. Open records request anybody?