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Fri March 4, 2011
Business

Wis. Gov. Escalates Budget Battle With Democrats

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he'll issue layoff notices to state workers Friday if no Democratic state senators return to vote on his proposal to balance the state's budget. The bill would make state workers pay more for their benefits, and it would take away most of their collective bargaining rights. The bill has sparked weeks of protests.

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