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Wisconsin Capitol protest costs: How much, who will pay?

The outpouring of democracy around the Capitol since early last week won't come cheap. To judge by the huge numbers of law enforcement officers on hand, it's easy to imagine that the costs will run into the millions of dollars, but affixing a price tag is difficult. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, Part V: Next Media Animation does Wisconsin

Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based viral video factory that lampoons American celebrity culture with computer-animated reenactments, takes on Scott Walker and the Wisconsin protests. >More
 A punked Scott Walker tells 'David Koch' Wisconsin is at forefront of national crusade

A secretly recorded phone conversation between Gov. Scott Walker and an investigative reporter pretending to be David Koch, the New York City right-wing oil billionaire and Walker backer, captures Walker clearly outlining his strategy for making Wisconsin the lead player in a national conservative movement to undercut the power of public employee unions. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 10

 Gov. Scott Walker refuses to make peace in a fireside chat

But, with civil war erupting around him, the governor declined to play the role of peacemaker. With the impassive expression of a corporate ax man, he refused to budge from his proposal and offer a compromise. Who promises a "fireside chat" and then tells hundreds of thousands of people that it's his way or the highway? >More
 Wisconsin Wave campaign against WMC rides rising tide of demonstration

Wisconsin Wave, a new political campaign working to oppose corporate influence in state government, has been in the works for weeks, long before the last 10 days of unprecedented protests against Gov. Scott Walker and his agenda for public employee unions. Amid the continuing furor, the group is making its public debut with demonstrations at "Business Day in Madison 2011" -- an annual meeting hosted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), to be held at Monona Terrace on Wednesday, Feb. 23. >More
 Jon Erpenbach denied phone vote as Wisconsin Senate committee approves Voter ID bill

In what many are calling an attempt to lure absent Wisconsin Senate Democrats out of hiding, the Committee on Transportation and Elections reconvened in executive session to pass the Wisconsin Voter ID Bill (SB-6) Tuesday. >More
 UW-Madison faculty march in protest to Capitol citing concerns about recruitment

Hundreds of UW-Madison professors, lecturers and teaching assistants had a new chant to shout as they made their way down Bascom Hill to State Street Tuesday afternoon: "UW united will never be defeated!" >More
 Wisconsin Republican Assembly leaders say they won't give an inch

Republican members of the state Assembly (and one Independent) held a press conference Tuesday morning at which they vowed to stand firm in their support of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, and especially the provisions that would gut the collective bargaining rights of public employees. >More
 Wisconsin Dems say protest website blocked in Capitol

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin hosted a conference call for press this morning to detail their allegations that the Capitol wi-fi system has blocked access to the protest organizing website Defend Wisconsin. Launched last Friday by the Teaching Assistants' Association<, the site is a clearinghouse for volunteers assisting with organizing protests and disseminating information. >More
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