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Friday, February 25, 2011

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.

The vote ended three straight days of punishing debate in the Assembly. But the political standoff over the bill - and the monumental protests at the state Capitol against it - appear far from over.

The Assembly's vote sent the bill on to the Senate, but minority Democrats in that house have fled to Illinois to prevent a vote. No one knows when they will return from hiding. Republicans who control the chamber sent state troopers out looking for them at their homes on Thursday, but they turned up nothing.

14 comments:

  1. They will face the wrath of the dairy worker union.

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  2. Damn democrats, always hiding.

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  3. lol state troopers on the lookout for democrats. :D

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  4. Good thing I don't live there!

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  5. Hmm, I wonder how this will affect the public workers apart from their bargaining rights. Thanks for posting!

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  6. I've decided I'm OK with them dissolving public employee unions, which seem to mostly fund democrats, if they ban corporations from donating to candidates/parties (usually the republicans). It seems only fair.

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  7. sent state troopers? some serious business

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  8. interesting how the unions that supported him in the election are the only ones exempt, eh?

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  9. sounds interesting, nice post.

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