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Live-blogging the Wisconsin Assembly's 2011 budget bill Extraordinary Session

The Assembly is taking up the budget today, and a long session with numerous amendments is expected. Follow the action here, and please add your own observations and questions. >More
 Wisconsin municipalities brace for 'budget repair' bill changes

Now that the state Supreme Court has validated Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill, what does that mean for local municipalities? "We're trying to figure that out too," says Curt Witynski, assistant director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. >More
 Extraordinary Session and sing-alongs: Highlights from Tuesday's protests at the Wisconsin Capitol

Protesters gathered to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker's budget and the legislature's Extraordinary Session in the Capitol Square on Tuesday, June 14. The day ended with a rally on the State Street side of the Capitol, with musical acts and speeches from union leaders. Protesters then joined hands, encircling the Capitol and singing "We Shall Overcome." >More
 Live-blogging the Wisconsin legislature's 2011 budget bill Extraordinary Session and protests

Downtown Madison will once again be buzzing with political energy as the Wisconsin state legislature addresses the state's 2011-2013 biennial budget this week. Demonstrations both inside and outside the Capitol have been organized against Gov. Scott Walker and the legislative Republicans' plan. Follow the action here, and please add your own observations and questions. >More
 Sights and sounds from Tuesday's Extraordinary Session protest at the Wisconsin Capitol (video)

Vuvuzelas, drums and plenty of chatter provided a soundtrack for mid-afternoon demonstrators and Walkerville squatters as the Wisconsin legislature met in Extraordinary Session to take up the state budget and concealed carry of firearms bills inside. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns Open Meetings ruling, upholds Act 10

The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Dane County circuit court Judge Maryann Sumi's ruling against the state legislature's procedure in passing Act 10, which eliminates collective bargaining for state employees, effectively making the controversial legislation law Tuesday. In its 4-3 ruling, the Supreme Court declared that the legislature was not bound by the state's Open Meetings Law, and therefore did not violate them >More
 Autonomous Solidarity Organization tries to sustain momentum against Walker's agenda

The protests that erupted in February helped galvanize the left against Gov. Scott Walker's agenda. But they couldn't be sustained forever: Eventually, people stopped sleeping in the Capitol and went back to work or school. But with the Legislature deliberating on the budget this week, Ken Dunbeck is hoping for a repeat performance. >More
 Views of Tuesday's Extraordinary Session protests at the Wisconsin Capitol (slideshow)

Tuesday's lovely weather brought a relaxed vibe to the Capitol Square which, when coupled with the Walkerville tents, made it seem almost like summer camp. >More
 Wisconsin Republicans vow to add collective bargaining to budget bill

Unless the Wisconsin Supreme Court gets in the spirit and makes a definitive ruling that affirms sweeping changes to collective bargaining by Tuesday afternoon, legislative Republicans intend to introduce this as a budget amendment. >More
 Waking up in Walkerville: Dawn breaks on week two of the encampment

Like many who flocked to the Capitol grounds to demonstrate in recent months, Tolan Kilfoy-Flores had to take a break and recharge with some mac 'n' cheese pizza from Ian's. "That's good," exclaimed Tolan, a 2-year-old from Madison, flashing a glowing smile as he recalled last night's supper. He was also quite proud to have sat at one of the restaurant's adult-sized tables. >More
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