Capitol Protests

Politics & Government
3:22 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Union Leader Arrested in Capitol Protest

Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, was arrested on Wednesday.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Report: Walker Says Capitol Protesters Should Get a Permit

Singers have been gathering at noon for nearly two years, to protest Republican policies. The singers say they don’t need a permit, because they’re exercising their right to free speech

An expert on police procedure is criticizing Capitol police for arresting protesters, but Gov. Scott Walker says protesters should “follow the rules.”

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Surprise and Outrage over Walker Comments on First Responder Union Rights

Tens of thousands of public workers descended on the Capitol in 2011, when Gov. Walker proposed limiting their collective bargaining rights. This week, he hinted he might be willing to consider doing the same for first responders
Credit Andy Stenz

Gov. Walker raised eyebrows Monday, when he indicated he might consider curbing the power of police and firefighter unions.

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Politics & Government
2:56 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature

Marley and Stein with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Credit UW Press

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Journal Sentinel reporters Jason Stein and Patrick Marley.

A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.

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12:20 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Federal Judge Hears Arguments Over Rally Rules at Wisconsin Capitol

2011 rule requires groups of four or more to obtain permit to demonstrate.
Credit Justin Kern, Flickr

A federal judge is listening to arguments over the rule governing rallies at the Wisconsin Capitol.

The Walker Administration enacted the rule in late 2011, following weeks of massive demonstrations earlier in the year. Under the rule, groups that want to promote a cause at the Capitol, must obtain a permit, if the rally will involve four or more people.

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