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Wisconsin Assembly passes budget bill

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MADISON, WISCONSIN (KWWL)-- Wisconsin lawmakers passed legislation that would strip public workers of collective bargaining rights.

Early Friday morning, the Wisconsin Assembly approved Governor Scott Walker's proposal to fix the states budget. The vote ended three days of debate in the Assembly as Democrats offered dozens of amendments.

The bill now moves to the Republican controlled Senate, but it is not clear when the bill may see a vote. There, Democrats have been absent for a week, even leaving the state to stop the vote.

Yesterday, the Senate sent State Troopers to the Democrat's homes, but the Senators were not found.

Thousands have protested in the state house, even staying overnight to demonstrate.

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