09 March 2011

Fwd: News Alert: Wisconsin Senate Advances Bill Opposed by Unions

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From: NYTimes.com News Alert <nytdirect@nytimes.com>
Date: March 9, 2011 6:01:24 PM MST
To: wcharles622@GMAIL.COM
Subject: News Alert: Wisconsin Senate Advances Bill Opposed by Unions
Reply-To: nytdirect@nytimes.com

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wed, March 09, 2011 -- 8:00 PM ET

Wisconsin Senate Advances Bill Opposed by Unions

Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to
strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public
workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber's
missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks
ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members
present to consider Gov. Scott Walker's so-called "budget
repair bill" -- a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million
budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that
spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday split from the
legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which
spends no money, and a special conference committee of state
lawmakers approved the bill a short time later.

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