A collection of key moments in the 2011 protests of Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining controversy.
Saying those who didn't see it coming must have been in a "coma," Gov. Scott Walker unveiled sweeping legislation that would severely curtail public employee rights and dramatically change the way Wisconsin negotiates with unions going forward.
With the state Senate at an impasse over his temporary budget fix, and tens of thousands of protesters clogging the Capitol day after day, Gov. Scott Walker has pushed back his planned introduction of a new two-year budget from Tuesday to March 1.
A marching, chanting crowd of 60,000 people — the largest in six days of protest — surged around Madison's Capitol Square Saturday, giving voice to a debate over the fate of unions and collective bargaining for public workers that now echoes across the country.
Gov. Scott Walker, believing he was getting a phone call from billionaire David Koch, discussed the possibility of "planting some troublemakers" among people protesting his budget bill and confidential strategies for pushing the bill through — all with a blogger who recorded the call.
The passage of the budget repair bill in the state Assembly stoked tensions, which could rise further with the introduction of Gov. Walker's budget on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in the state Senate, "there is no negotiating," the GOP leader said.
On Feb. 7, with Wisconsin united in the afterglow of a Green Bay Packers victory in the Super Bowl, brand-new Gov. Scott Walker convened a din…
Although the consitutionality of their proposal is questionable, Senate Republicans Thursday ordered the arrest of their 14 Democratic colleagues, who fled the state two weeks ago to avoid a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill.
Thousands of protesters rushed to the state Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors, as word spread of hastily called votes on Gov. Scott Walker's controversial bill limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers.
A fast-moving GOP passed the budget repair bill in the Senate without Democrats present and set the stage for the Assembly to pass it Thursday.
Over the shouts of protesters and outraged Democrats, Republicans in the state Assembly on Thursday pushed through the governor's controversial budget repair bill, leaving one of the most divisive proposals in state history one step from becoming law.
Demonstrators — 85,000 to 100,000 strong — turned out in force again Saturday for what Madison police say was the largest crowd in three weeks of protests against Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill.