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:

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Listen HERE to Wisconsin State Democratic Assemblyman Peter Barca reacting to the vote:

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Listen HERE to what the Wisconsin State Capitol Building sounded like:

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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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