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A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill.
"I'm not going to lie to you, this is going to get ugly." So predicts "Goldfish," a Daily Kos blogger who boasts of spending two weekends in Madison, Wisc., "on the Front Lines of the Class War." Now, "Goldfish" is predicting a general strike, like the ones in Greece whenever the bankrupt government tries to cut ruinous spending.
Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.
Wisconsin's Senate Republicans voted Thursday to find their AWOL Democratic colleagues guilty of contempt and disorderly conduct, and order police to bring them back to work by force, if the missing senators did not return by late afternoon.
After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepared Tuesday to unveil full details of his two-year budget plan, which is expected to contain painful cuts in education, Medicaid and aid for local governments.
Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to try to find at least one of the 14 Senate Democrats who have been on the run for eight days to delay a vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees.
A handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin seemed to hold one of few paths to a compromise that could end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker blasted Democratic state senators on Sunday for "walking out on their job" in an effort to thwart his attempts to rein in unions, saying the missing lawmakers should return to Madison if they want to participate in democracy.
A state Capitol thrown into political chaos swelled for a fifth day with nearly 70,000 protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers challenged pro-labor protesters face-to-face for the first time and GOP leaders insisted again Saturday there was no room for compromise.