• Campers not allowed at Wis. Capitol
    Department of Administration officials say camping on the Wisconsin Capitol lawn is a violation of the state administrative code.March 7, 2011
  • Wis. gov. rebuffs Democrats' request for meeting
    Gov. Scott Walker says a request from the leader of Senate Democrats to meet along the Illinois-Wisconsin border is ridiculous.March 7, 2011
  • Supporters of Wisconsin anti-union bill hold rally
    About 700 people rallied Sunday in support of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his anti-union plan to balance the budget - a demonstration meant to counter three weeks of large anti-Walker protests in and around the state Capitol.March 6, 2011
  • Signs, banners removed from inside Wis. Capitol
    All of the signs, banners and papers that had been taped to the walls of the Wisconsin state Capitol for three weeks to voice opposition to an anti-union bill have been removed.March 6, 2011
  • Michael Moore rallies Wis. pro-union protesters
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urged Wisconsin residents Saturday to fight Republican-backed efforts to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights, telling thousands of protesters that "Madison is only the beginning."March 5, 2011
  • In union strongholds, residents wrestle with cuts
    Residents of Racine, Wis., typify the new national reality for labor unions. Support is no longer a sure thing from the middle class -- not even in a city long considered a union stronghold in a state that gave birth to the nation's largest public employee union.March 5, 2011
  • Wis. officials back off $7.5 mil cleanup estimate for Capitol
    Wisconsin officials now say the cost to repair damage at the state Capitol could be as low as $350,000 -- not nearly as much as the original estimate of up to $7.5 million.March 4, 2011
  • Wis. governor tells unions he will lay off workers
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has formally notified state unions that he intends to lay off workers, but affected employees may not see the notice for at least two weeks.March 4, 2011
  • Wis. lawmaker tackled trying to enter Capitol
    A Democratic lawmaker tackled by police as he tried to enter the Wisconsin state Capitol when it was under lockdown said Friday both he and the officer who took him to the ground were acting too aggressively.March 4, 2011
  • Majority leader cancels Friday floor session
    The Senate majority leader says Friday's floor session is canceled to allow the state Capitol to return "to something of a sense of normalcy."March 4, 2011
  • Wis. governor warns of layoffs, talks to Democrats
    Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.March 4, 2011
  • Study: Minn.'s public workers earn less than private workers
    A new study concludes that Minnesota's government employees are getting paid an average of nearly 8 percent less than their private-sector counterparts, in terms of total compensation.March 3, 2011
  • Wis. Dems threatened with police action, layoffs
    On Thursday night, a judge ordered around 100 protesters who had been spending the night there for weeks to leave, although he said they could return during regular business hours.March 3, 2011
  • Wis. Senate may order police to bring back Dems
    The Wisconsin Senate has passed a resolution calling for police to take 14 Democrats into custody for contempt after they fled to Illinois to avoid voting on a union rights bill.March 3, 2011
  • Wis. Dem says they're united in plan to stay away
    One of the 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who fled the state rather than vote on an anti-union bill says they remain united in their plan not to return to Wisconsin until Republicans are willing to compromise.March 2, 2011
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