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Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 19

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 Protesters vacate Wisconsin Capitol, seeking to foil Scott Walker

In the end, the group's decision was swayed because of what it felt Scott Walker wanted. About halfway through an hour-long discussion among the throng of protesters gathered inside the state Capitol Thursday night, a young man took his turn at addressing the group. "Think about Scott Walker," he said. "What would he want us to do -- stay and be arrested or walk out in solidarity? >More
 Protesters mourn Wisconsin in extravagant 'funeral march' to Capitol

Thursday night's "funeral march" up State Street featured the world's friendliest group of angry protesters. The latest demonstration against Gov. Scott Walker's union-killing budget bill overflowed with Mardi Gras-style energy, including extravagant costumes, a ragged brass band and lots of inventive props. >More
 Cop-apalooza at the Wisconsin Capitol on Day 18

For a state that according to Gov. Scott Walker is "broke," Wisconsin seems to have a remarkable tolerance for spending vast sums of money on police protection. At about 5 p.m. today, using a press pass that allowed me access to places no mere citizen can go, I made circular jaunts around all five floors of the building, counting cops. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol lockdown spawns 'Walkerville' near King Street entrance

Jenni Dye doesn't enjoy sleeping outside on concrete on bitter cold March nights. But, the Madison attorney says, these days call for such measures. Dye has been protesting Gov. Scott Walker's agenda almost every day since the protests began. She has a personal stake in the issue -- her dad is a teacher and she opposes Walker's attempt to bust public unions. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 18

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 Arts Beat: Scott Walker's budget slashes Wisconsin arts funding

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget will zero out funding for the Wisconsin Arts Board and move the agency to the Department of Tourism. George Tzougros, Arts Board executive director, expects Madison-area arts organizations will be hurt. The Overture Center for the Arts alone will take a $21,000 hit in its next fiscal year, owing to the loss of state funds. >More
 Uprising at the Wisconsin Capitol: Week 3

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 Glenn Grothman: The Agitator

At one point during our interview, state Sen. Glenn Grothman makes a startling claim: "I like Madison. It's enjoyable being here. You like being here around the young people and the variety in restaurants." Praise for Madison may be the last thing many people expect from Grothman, a longtime Republican lawmaker from West Bend. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XIV: Michael Kienitz shoots budget day

Madison-based international photojournalist Michael Kienitz has released another documentary short about the demonstrations at the Capitol, capturing scenes both inside and outside the building, including Gov. Scott Walker's budget speech, a Rotunda rally led by Democratic legislators, the confrontation outside with Sen. Glenn Grothman, and chants by protesters around the Square. >More
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