Republicans who control the state Senate have proposed stricter rules for spectators. The GOP released a resolution Monday that calls for anyone who violates chamber rules or policies to be removed for 24 hours.
Democrats are scheduled to take control of the Wisconsin state Senate on Tuesday. John Lehman of Racine was sworn in Monday following his victory in a June recall over Republican incumbent Van Wanggaard.
The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats and approve an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide.