Tags: Wisconsin Budget Union

Wis. Democrats Filibuster to Halt Anti-union Bill

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 07:12 AM

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats are keeping the state up all night as they debate a Republican bill that would strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

The bill has been a flashpoint of contention. Tens of thousands of protesters have descended on the state Capitol to join demonstrations. Senate Democrats have fled the state to block a vote in that chamber.

The Republican-controlled Assembly convened around noon Tuesday to take up the measure. Democrats immediately launched a filibuster that was still going strong early Wednesday morning.

Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, a Horicon Republican, countered the bill would save money. But most of his fellow Republicans are sitting silently in their seats as Democrats drone on.

It was unclear when the body would vote.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1Like our page
2Share
InsideCover
Wisconsin Assembly Democrats are keeping the state up all night as they debate a Republican bill that would strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.The bill has been a flashpoint of contention. Tens of thousands of protesters have descended on the state...
Wisconsin Budget Union
123
2011-12-23
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved