Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

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In Madison, protesters packed the Capitol again today as Wisconsin's Governor refused to negotiate his controversial budget bill. Republican Scott Walker's plan is aimed at a $137 million shortfall. The state's public employee unions say they've agreed to Walker's proposed pay cuts and pension contributions, but are into the second week of protests over his demand that collective bargaining rights be limited. The minority Senate Democrats have left the state to prevent Republicans from enacting the Governor's proposal. President Obama's accused Walker of an "assault against unions," and minority Senate Democrats have left the state to prevent Republicans from changing the law. We get the latest's on a bitter dispute focused on government workers and the economy.

Credits

Guests:
Patrick Marley - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - @patrickdmarley, Dean Baker - Center for Economic and Policy Research - @DeanBaker13, Phil Kerpen - American Commitment - @kerpen, Andy Kroll - Rolling Stone Magazine - @AndyKroll, Josh Kraushaar - Political Editor for National Journal - @HotlineJosh

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody