Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on today's Act 10 ruling.

“We continue to believe that Scott Walker’s Act 10 is divisive, harmful and polarizing policy that sought to reward Walker’s political allies at the expense of working Wisconsin families.

“Even the federal appeals court that today upheld Act 10 on narrow legal grounds noted that the principal provisions of Act 10 fit the description of legislation that 'rewards friends and punishes opponents.'

“Regardless, nothing about Act 10 has created Wisconsin jobs, as evidenced by our recent ranking of 42nd in the nation in job creation. Today’s ruling should serve as a reminder that Scott Walker’s first priorities in office were acts of political favoritism, and not plans to fulfill his central campaign promise to create 250,000 new Wisconsin jobs.”