• Wis. gov's budget propsoal at a glance
    Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget released Tuesday calls for a wide range of cuts, but no tax increases, to balance a $3.6 billion shortfall while also eliminating a number of Democratic-backed laws enacted in recent years.March 1, 2011
  • Judge orders Wis. Capitol open to general public
    A Dane County judge has ordered Wisconsin officials to open the Capitol to all members of the public during normal business hours.March 1, 2011
  • Wis. governor proposes deep cuts for schools
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget plan cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local governments. It also avoids tax or fee increases, employee furloughs or widespread layoffs - if his contentious collective bargaining proposal is put in place.March 1, 2011
  • Wis. governor urges runaway lawmakers to return
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called for runaway Democratic lawmakers to return to the state by Tuesday and vote on his bill that would end most collective bargaining rights for public employees or else the state stood to lose out on a refinancing plan that would save 1,500 employees their jobs.February 28, 2011
  • Police won't boot protesters from Wis. Capitol
    The occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol by protesters fighting efforts to strip public workers of union bargaining rights carried on Sunday after police decided not to forcibly remove demonstrators and end a nearly two-week-long sit-in.February 27, 2011
  • Streets around Wis. Capitol fill with protesters
    The largest crowd yet converged at the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday to rally against a Republican-backed bill that would weaken public sector unions, with protesters - including a few famous faces - jamming the building and spilling into the streets.February 26, 2011
  • Volunteers quell confusion at Wis. protest efforts
    Nearly two weeks after the start of massive protests against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that would strip nearly all public employees of their collective bargaining rights erupted, a network of volunteers has emerged as the skeleton that keeps the daily demonstrations alive.February 26, 2011
  • As Madison impasse continues, schools eye layoffs
    Wisconsin school districts are warning teachers, each one on the payroll in some cases, that their contracts might not be renewed as Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut nearly all public employees' collective bargaining rights remains in limbo.February 25, 2011
  • The latest on protests, politics in Madison
    To get the latest from Wisconsin's capitol, we're joined by Patrick Marley, a political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.February 25, 2011
  • Wisconsin vote sends bill repealing union rights to Senate
    Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.February 25, 2011
  • Wisconsin: A state divided
    As the standoff continues in Madison over public employee benefits and bargaining rights, the debate has spread to communities across the state, including those along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. We visited some of those communities and found that opinions are just as divided as they are in Madison.February 25, 2011
  • The latest on protests, politics in Madison
    Fourteen Senate Democrats left the state eight days ago rather than vote on a bill taking away collective bargaining rights from public workers. Senate Republicans cannot bring up the bill without a quorum.February 24, 2011
  • Senate majority leader's wife given layoff notice
    The wife of the Wisconsin Senate majority leader is among school staff receiving preliminary layoff notices.February 24, 2011
  • Wis. Democrats remain out of state
    One of the 14 Wisconsin state Senate Democrats who fled the state last week says they all are out of state and will not be swayed by police showing up at their doors.February 24, 2011
  • Wis. troopers sent to find Democrats, no one home
    After more than 43 hours of debate, Democrats in the state Assembly agreed to limit the number of remaining amendments and time spent on each in order to reach a vote on the union rights bill sometime later in the day. Wisconsin State Troopers were sent to find at least one Senate Democrat but none were at their homes.February 24, 2011
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