Wisconsin Budget Battle Intensifies

Police officers are looking for Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers who were ordered to attend a vote on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.
No Democrats showed up for Thursday's Senate session, meaning a vote cannot be taken. Republicans need one Democratic senator to be present. Calls to Democratic leaders were not immediately returned.
Republicans are pushing the anti-union bill proposed by GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Thousands of people clogged the halls of the Statehouse for a third straight day in opposition.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says law enforcement officers were searching for Democrats after they were ordered to attend the Senate session.

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  • by Bill Location: Hanover on Feb 17, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    If teachers ever pull a stunt like this in Michigan, leaving students in the lurch during a school day, I will organize a protest to get parents to keep their children home from school on "count day"....
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