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'''Union protests in Madison, Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's Budget Repair Bill''' began at the state capitol in [[Wisconsin|Madison, Wisconsin]] on Tuesday, February 15.<ref>[http://maciverinstitute.com/2011/02/field-trip/ ''Maciver Institute'', "Field Trip!!!!!", February 15, 2011]</ref>
 
'''Union protests in Madison, Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's Budget Repair Bill''' began at the state capitol in [[Wisconsin|Madison, Wisconsin]] on Tuesday, February 15.<ref>[http://maciverinstitute.com/2011/02/field-trip/ ''Maciver Institute'', "Field Trip!!!!!", February 15, 2011]</ref>
  
The protests began in response to [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/JR1AB-11.pdf Assembly Bill 11], which was introduced by the [[Assembly Organization Committee, Wisconsin Assembly| Committee on Assembly Organization]] to help ease the state's $136.7 <ref>[http://maciverinstitute.com/2011/02/wisconsin-deficit-woes-mount/ ''MacIver Institute,'' Wisconsin Deficit Woes Mount, 8 Feb. 2011]</ref> million budget crisis. The bill attempts to chip away at the deficit by dealing with state finances, and limiting collective bargaining rights, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees. <ref name=bill>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/JR1AB-11.pdf ''Wisconsin.gov,''  ASSEMBLY BILL 11, accessed 17 Feb. 2011]</ref>  
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The protests began in advance of the approval of [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/JR1AB-11.pdf Assembly Bill 11], and escalated after it was approved by the [[Finance Committee, Wisconsin Legislature|Wisconsin State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee]] late on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 to help ease the state's $3.6 billion deficit.<ref>[http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_697492ec-3a9a-11e0-9c39-001cc4c002e0.html ''Wisconsin State Journal,'' "Committee passes Walker's budget bill; now moves to Senate ", February 17, 2011]</ref> The bill attempts to chip away at the deficit by dealing with state finances, and limiting collective bargaining rights, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees. <ref name=bill>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/JR1AB-11.pdf ''Wisconsin.gov,''  ASSEMBLY BILL 11, accessed 17 Feb. 2011]</ref>  
  
 
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Revision as of 12:00, 18 February 2011

Union protests in Madison, Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's Budget Repair Bill began at the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 15.[1]

The protests began in advance of the approval of Assembly Bill 11, and escalated after it was approved by the Wisconsin State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee late on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 to help ease the state's $3.6 billion deficit.[2] The bill attempts to chip away at the deficit by dealing with state finances, and limiting collective bargaining rights, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees. [3]

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