Wisconsin state Senate passes restrictions on collective bargaining
March 9th, 2011
07:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Wisconsin state Senate passes restrictions on collective bargaining

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - Wisconsin's Republican-led state Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker's proposed restrictions on collective bargaining for public employees Wednesday, getting around a Democratic walkout by stripping financial provisions from the bill.

"Tonight, the Senate will be passing the items in the Budget Repair Bill that we can with the 19 members who actually do show up and do their jobs," Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the chamber's Republican majority leader, said in a statement announcing the move.

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  1. Right Leaning Independent

    Crafty! Took one from the old Dem playbook... Maybe the Dems will come back and negotiate some of this back as has been offered and the Repubs can get the fiscal side of the bill put back in! Dems and unions may not like the bill but there are many things that Dems passed on the Federal level the past two years that we did not like.. The majority gets to set the rules off the game.. Just the way it is...

    March 10, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  2. Frank

    Congratulations Wisconsin! I was hoping Ohio would be first, but this is a great day for your state and our country. It is time we all get our spending under control.

    I SUPPORT SB5.

    March 10, 2011 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  3. Bev

    hello, i still can't figure where was the rest of the democratics senators that was there, why they didn't see this coming, they was fooled once before, with their sneaky actions, i hope we can recall most of the senators, see ya , good bye this is not over with senators.

    March 10, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  4. FM

    It is always nice to go into history books by doing something good, without hurting anyone on the path. Reagan did this, thats why he is remembered by both sides all the time. Am afraid, the passage of this partially bill, doesn't sound good in the ears of many!

    March 10, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
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