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Parties sort through recall election aftermath

By Scott Bauer Associated Press Madison — A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads toward the 2012 presidential race. Democrats succeeded in taking two Wisconsin state Senate seats away from Republican incumbents on Tuesday but fell one ...

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New lawsuit filed against collective bargaining law

SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state employees will start paying more for their health care and pension benefits in late August, state officials said Wednesday as a coalition of unions filed a new lawsuit against the GOP-supported plan that strips away collective bargaining rights from most public workers. The announcement came a day after the ...

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Worker groups file suit to block budget bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of Wisconsin worker rights groups is going to court to block Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The groups are filing a federal lawsuit against the governor’s plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. The groups are challenging the bill’s constitutionality. The lawsuit contends the bill violates the First and ...

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Judge orders Capitol open to general public (UPDATE)

A Dane County judge on Tuesday ordered Wisconsin officials to open the Capitol to the public during normal business hours, reversing a temporary policy that restricted access to people who had appointments or other specific business.

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