After figuring out a way to bypass missing Democrats, Wisconsin State Senate Republicans voted Wednesday evening to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers. The Conference Bill was passed by a vote of 18 to 1.
FOX's Mike Tobin reports from Madison, Wisconsin:
Listen HERE to Wisconsin State Democratic Assemblyman Peter Barca reacting to the vote:
Listen HERE to what the Wisconsin State Capitol Building sounded like:
Here is Governor Walker's Statement on the Legislative Action:
The Senate Democrats have had three weeks to debate this bill and were offered repeated opportunities to come home, which they refused. In order to move the state forward, I applaud the Legislature's action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government. The action today will help ensure Wisconsin has a business climate that allows the private sector to create 250,000 new jobs.
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