MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin appellate courts bolstered portions of Republicans’ contentious collective bargaining restrictions Tuesday, ruling that Milwaukee police can’t negotiate their own health care costs and that a county board legally required elected officials to pay more for their benefits.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker pushed a law through the Legislature two years ago that stripped most public workers of their union rights and required them to contribute about 6 percent of their earnings to their pensions and pay 12 percent of their health insurance costs. State and local governments typically covered most, if not all, of employees’ retirement contributions and health insurance costs before Walker introduced the law.

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