Wisconsin governor signs bargaining bill into law
March 11th, 2011
02:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Wisconsin governor signs bargaining bill into law

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - A contentious political battle that brought thousands to the state Capitol drew to a close Friday as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that curbs the bargaining rights of most state workers.

Wisconsin Republicans cleared a final hurdle to the controversial proposal Thursday, passing the bill one day after the state's Senate approved an amended version of the measure, despite the absence of 14 Democratic senators who had fled the state to prevent a necessary quorum of 20 votes.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Another law breaker from the republican culture of corruption.

    March 11, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. PalmReader

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that curbs the bargaining rights of most state workers . . . thus ensuring the end of his own political ambitions - and most likely - the guaranteed re-election of Barack Obama.

    March 11, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Walker just keeps stroking the Kochs.

    March 11, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  4. Yikes!

    Does anyone need any more proof that all the GOP/TP wants is to bring down the middle class? This does not address the budget at all and there was no movement to work with the Democrats. They wanted it their way and only their way.

    Really, do you need any more proof? Yikes!

    March 11, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. Bill

    This clown has all but guaranteed that he will be recalled. Keep up the good work!

    March 11, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. The Other Dale

    y'know, the senators didn't "flee." They left to support their strongly held views on the bill. To say flee is to say that the Republican remaining "stabbed American in the heart" when all they did was vote yes on the bill.

    March 11, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. jim

    Go ahead a strip teachers of benefits. Good luck replacing them after they leave for better work, (if they can find anything).

    Then you can do what your corporate masters do - you can bring in penny an hour teachers from poor countries to do the job. That way your stupid kids can have a penny education. That is what they deserve. As if you really care.

    Happy I have no children to inherit this mess of a country !!! America sucks !

    March 11, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
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