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Protesters wait to speak at Wisconsin Capitol hearing late Tuesday night

At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the fourth floor of the Capitol is packed with people. Labor supporters are still waiting for their chance to address the Joint Finance Committee about Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, which would end most collective bargaining rights for most of Wisconsin's public employees. The hearing began at 10 a.m., and 11 hours later the mood is tense. >More
 Don't call it a comeback: Soglin claims first in Madison mayoral primary

In the half hour before the Madison mayoral primary results came in Tuesday night, Paul Soglin looked anxious. Hands jammed in pockets, mouth tense under his iconic mustache, Soglin didn't look like a man with a guaranteed spot in the primary, much less one who was about to win. Yet 30 minutes later, amidst the classic rock and neon lighting of the Nitty Gritty, Soglin acknowledged his victory to a bevy of flashing cameras and a crowd of cheering supporters. >More
 'The preseason is over': Cieslewicz comes in second, but advances

After coming in second to two-time former Mayor Paul Soglin by a narrow margin, incumbent Mayor Dave Cieslewicz appeared before a small group of supporters Tuesday night at Marigold Kitchen just off the Capitol Square. >More
 Scott McDonell joins forces with Dane County executive primary victor Joe Parisi

Scott McDonell told supporters on Tuesday he felt like a winner even though he narrowly lost a hotly contested primary, and pledged to keep campaigning through to the general election, on behalf of fellow candidate Joe Parisi. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: There is power in a union rally (video)

Capturing the simple, powerful tone of Tuesday's union rally on the Capitol Square in Madison. >More
 Sights and sounds from Tuesday's union rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol (video)

Thousands gave their voices to the union cause Tuesday on Madison's Capitol Square as well as in the building's rotunda. >More
 Photos from Tuesday's union rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Tuesday's demonstrations at the Capitol made Monday's student version look very much like the junior varsity. Thousands gathered inside and outside the building chanting, singing and showing their general dislike of Gov. Scott Walker's "budget fix" bill, which was receiving a public hearing just upstairs. >More
 Packed throng at Wisconsin Capitol answers Walker's declaration of war

What if the governor declared war on working people and everybody came? That's how it felt today at the state Capitol rally against Gov. Scott Walker's jihad on public employee unions. There were thousands upon thousands of people -- pressed onto the steps on the Capitol's State Street entrance, spilling off to the sides in three-foot-deep snow drifts, extending all the way to the 100 block of State Street and onto the sidewalks on either side. >More
 Passionate protesters fill Wisconsin Capitol for hearing on Walker's budget bill

On Tuesday morning, over a thousand passionate Wisconsinites signed up to speak at a legislative hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. In the Capitol Rotunda, the huge crowd waved placards to protest Walker's plan for gutting public employees' collective bargaining rights and making them pay more for their benefits. >More
 Live-blogging Tuesday's Capitol Square demonstrations and Joint Finance committee hearing

Tuesday brings more visitors to the state Capitol, with the legislative Joint Finance committee holding a public hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's "budget fix" bill. Several labor groups have rallies planned and will be met by Tea Party activists bused in by Americans for Prosperity and the Club for Growth. >More
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