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Walker Will Pitch Wisconsin Budget as Protests Enter Third Week

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose proposal to curb collective bargaining for government workers spurred protests across the U.S., plans to present a two-year budget that cuts local aid by more than $1 billion.

Walker’s presentation, planned for a joint session of the Legislature today, follows two weeks of demonstrations at the Capitol in Madison to protest the Republican governor’s so-called budget repair bill. Union leaders have decried the measure as an attack on workers’ rights and their organizations.