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Wis. Governor Proposes Deep Cuts For Schools

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has released a two-year budget plan that cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local governments. It also avoids tax or fee increases, employee furloughs or widespread layoffs — if his contentious collective bargaining proposal is put in place.

03/01/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

Wis. Lawmakers Take Up Bill To Cripple Unions

With their Senate colleagues still in hiding, Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly began introducing a barrage of 100 amendments Tuesday to try to stymie the Republican governor’s plan to strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights.

02/22/2011

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Protesters Track Down Wis. Dems Hiding In Ill.

One of the 14 Wisconsin senators who’s hiding out in Illinois with his Democratic colleagues says protesters have discovered the hotel where a number of the lawmakers meet the media.

02/22/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

Wisconsin Legislator Is Fired Up!

Guy goes nuts and it’s great. Oh yeah, he’s got a little problem with the law now too….

02/21/2011

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Wis. Schools Closing Monday For Low Staffing, Snow

Schools are closing throughout the state because of teacher absences, weather and pre-scheduled breaks.

02/21/2011

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Gov. Dayton, House Majority’s Dean Talk MN Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton and Majority House leader Matt Dean came to the WCCO Sunday Morning Show, just before the storm hit the Twin Cities.

02/20/2011

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State Budget Fights Fire Up Union; Obama Involved

Organized labor is trying to re-energize and take advantage of the growing backlash from the wave of anti-union sentiment in Wisconsin and more than a dozen other states.

02/19/2011

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Wisconsin Democrats Could Stay Away For Weeks

The Wisconsin State Patrol was dispatched Friday to find a Democratic state senator who fled the Capitol to delay the near-certain passage of a bill to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers, a measure that’s attracted thousands of protesters for four days.

02/18/2011

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Quiet Wis. Town Reflects On Noise At Capitol

Alma, Wis. is a town that knows about history. Along the Mississippi in western Wisconsin, more than 200 buildings in the town create a National Historic District.

02/18/2011

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Could Minnesota See Similar Union Fights As Wisconsin?

Minnesota union members are watching the labor unrest in Wisconsin closely. And the head of the state’s 43,000-member public employees union says what’s happening in the Badger State is also headed for Minnesota.

02/17/2011

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Dems Missing From Wis. Capitol Ahead Of Union Vote

A group of Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday by ignoring orders to attend a vote and instead left the state to force Republicans to negotiate over the proposal.

02/17/2011

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Teacher Protest Continues For 4th Straight Day

More than 24,500 students had classes canceled in Madison, Wis. Wednesday and about 40 percent of teachers, assistants, and social workers in the city called in sick, according to a report from CNN.

02/17/2011

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Move Against Wis. Public Employees Booed In Minn.

Unionized workers in Minnesota are opposing a measure that would strip most Wisconsin public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

02/16/2011

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Thousands Protest Wis. Plan To Cut Worker Rights

Thousands of people descended on the Wisconsin state Capitol again Wednesday to protest a bill that would strip most public employees of their collective bargaining rights, but Gov. Scott Walker insisted he has the votes to pass the measure.

02/16/2011

AFL-CIO Endorses Dayton

Union says Dayton has best economic plan of three major candidates

08/16/2010

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