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As the Wisconsin assembly work to advance the bill earlier today pro union protesters.
Continually disrupted their efforts authorities were forced to carry dozens of protesters out of the building and for a brief period of time even had the capital on lockdown.
Now last night Republican lawmakers separated the portion of governor Walker's bill.
That deals with collective bargaining and passed it on its own a measure which allow the bill to move forward today.
And the GOP did all of this without the fourteen missing democratic state senators and joining me now with reaction all the latest developments is Wisconsin governor Scott Walker governor.
I guess I'm one Frazier was an easy but Winfrey -- Well I -- it was an -- Really goes through the middle class taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin a benefit because this budget reform bill protects middle class jobs.
And equally if not a greater importance it protects middle class taxpayers is an all these other states whether cutting.
They're good they're forcing massive layoffs or massive property tax increases in our state we're doing something better than that we put through to reform.
That'll make for better government and ultimately better deal for our taxpayer.
You know I was I was looking at all the was -- -- get your reaction of some of the video and some of the shenanigans this is now gone on for weeks here.
Wisconsin police now dragging protesters away.
You're being portrayed -- and then Republicans hadn't been portrayed as using the nuclear option.
What did you make of all of this -- him going on -- that continues to go on and Michael Moore and Jesse Jackson say will continue to go on.
Well I travel.
The state today and I -- asked that question about the process that was used yesterday and again today.
And I said the irony is people should be upset at the dirty tricks being done by those fourteen senate Democrats.
Because the fact that matters now for three weeks they have abandoned their job they abandoned the people they represented here in the state of Wisconsin in those fourteen legislative districts.
And they really decided that somehow.
The minority can't rule of school we showed as we could move this bill forward we reached out to some of the reasonable one for the past two weeks.
Their leader some senator Mark Miller show they had no interest.
In doing anything but -- this bill down now thankfully the legislature stood up to those sort of tactics tactics from out of state union bosses.
That devastate majority leader Scott that FitzGerald actually said that the situation of the at the capitol is on -- unsafe.
There were reports that many of these senators and others have been targeted for death threats.
And they were even protesting as I understand it outside your home can you bring us up to speed on that.
Well there are -- -- protests in the weeks since this bill was introduced almost a month ago.
Where they've come in front of my home -- -- of that come in front of lawmakers -- In the end though you know this is not how we do things Wisconsin we have plenty of passion about debates and that's good that's -- that's what America's all about.
I think people should not be coming into the state trying to intimidate lawmakers offer up threats or anything else that's just not the way it's done at least in the midwest.
And thankfully again our lawmakers stood up to those sort of thuggery attacks and we're not gonna allow that here in the state of Wisconsin we can have good civil debate.
The people about the people who work for state and local government had a decent and I respect the throughout this process but the people coming in from other states.
The bringing certain textures don't belong here and hopefully the move on to another state where they think those tactics might work as they don't work and Wisconsin's.
Senator carpenter actually said that this was the Pearl Harbor of workers' rights a sneak attack in the middle of the night now.
This all began on February 17 and I went back and a little research -- our -- Fox News was -- reporting that.
Senate Democrats have acknowledged at the time that you could pass any item that doesn't spend.
State money in there -- so in terms of the legality of all this -- was always available to you.
Why did you wait three weeks.
Ironically -- the person that ran against me for governor mayor Tom Barrett the mayor of Milwaukee suggested doing this just the other day.
I'm one of our our local and state radio programs the irony is.
We waited to allow the process the work its way through we tried to work to find a reasonable path.
To bring those senate Democrats -- they said they wanted more time we give them time they said they wanted us to reach out we reached out in the end.
They were never interested in coming back or at least their leader.
Was not interested and allow him to come back or at least the unions that lead them.
We're an interest in bringing them back and we said enough is enough our people in this state want us to move forward.
They want -- to show that Wisconsin is open for business they wanted to get to back to the business of having a private sector create jobs and that's exactly what we're gonna do we got good news the other day.
101000 new private sector jobs in the first of month of the year.
Drop down the seven point 4% unemployment rate but we've got to do more to help the private sector put people to work and this is the first step in taking us for --
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