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Politics blog: Not all Wis. law enforcement exempt from bargaining changes
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Politics blog: Not all Wis. law enforcement exempt from bargaining changes

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Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for sweeping changes to collective bargaining that would ensure most people who works for the government in Wisconsin can't negotiate their benefits, pensions and working conditions - except for local police, firefighters and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers.

But not all law enforcement would be exempt.

Cullen Werwie, a Walker spokesman, said Capitol Police and UW-Madison police would be subject to changes proposed in the bill, which was introduced Friday.

The legislation would strip public employees, including state and local public workers and teachers, of their right to collectively bargain for things like sick leave and vacation time.

Critics have accused Walker, a Republican, of political favortism, saying he is exempting groups that supported his election bid this fall.

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