Politics & Government

Capitol Protests
2:14 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Thousands of Protesters Plan to Return to the Capitol

Union workers protest outside the capitol on Thursday.

The state Assembly approved Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill early Friday morning. It contains a provision that would strip public employees of most collective bargaining rights and has been the subject of massive protests at the capitol in the past ten days. UW-Madison student Lance Janssen says the debate isn't over because the state Senate still has to vote. He plans to return to the capitol in the next few days.

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Capitol Protests
2:11 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Some Fear Impact of Changes in Governor's Upcoming Budget

Police monitor crowds in Madison.

Protests in Madison enter a second week today. Thousands of people are expected in the state’s capital today to continue their protests against a bill that would strip unionized state workers of virtually all of their collective bargaining rights.

WUWM’s Bob Bach was in Madison over the weekend and joins us in the studio this morning with more on the story.

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Capitol Protests
2:08 pm
Sat February 19, 2011

Dueling Demonstrations in Madison

A woman demonstrates in Madison in support of collective bargaining changes proposed by the Governor.

It's been another lively, emotional day at the state Capitol in Madison.

Thousands of demonstrators have been on hand, most protesting Governor Scott Walker's plan to strip public workers of most bargaining rights.

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Capitol Protests
2:05 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Madison Protests Not Expected to Make Difference in Passage of Budget Repair Bill

Protestors are expected to gather for third day.

The Joint Finance Committee late last night approved legislation that would strip the public sector of most of its collective bargaining rights. All 12 Republicans on the committee voted in favor of the bill, while the four Democrats opposed the controversial legislation that has drawn thousands to the state Capitol this week. WUWM’s LaToya Dennis joins us in the studio with the latest developments.

Capitol Protests
2:03 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Wisconsin Capitol Continues to be Staging Ground for Opposition

Protestor draped in a flag.

More protests are planned in Madison on Thursday. The state Capitol has become the center of opposition to Walker administration plans to virtually abolish state labor unions. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson is in Madison and has been speaking with some of the thousands of protesters as well as supporters of the governor's plans.

Capitol Protests
2:00 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Protestors Take to State Capitol for Third Day

Protestors at state Capitol.

The halls of the state Capitol are expected to be packed again today as the state legislature prepares to vote on a proposal to strip state employees of most collective bargaining rights. Marti Mikkelson is in Madison and file this report.

Capitol Protests
1:58 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Protesters Settle in for a Second Night at the Capitol

Protesters crowded into the Capitol building.

For the second day in a row Wednesday, thousands of people converged on the state Capitol, many of them upset with Gov. Walker’s proposal to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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