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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester, left) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). Fitzgerald is holding off confirming cabinet appointments by Governor Tony Evers.(Photo: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON - Republican lawmakers are trying to intervene in a lawsuit over Wisconsin's labor laws, marking the fifth set of cases they have tried to involve themselves in since last year. 

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau announced Monday that he and other GOP legislative leaders would seek to intervene in a recent lawsuit over Act 10, the 2011 law that sharply limited collective bargaining for most public employees in Wisconsin. 

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Fitzgerald did not immediately say what law firm they would use or what it would cost taxpayers. In many of the other cases, lawyers are billing taxpayers $500 an hour. 

Republican lawmakers have had mixed success in trying to join other lawsuits.