Open the Capitol Doors Now: Move to Keep Capitol Closed is Another Republican Attack on Democracy

March 10, 2011 After the legislature’s surprise move yesterday to ram through the union-busting measures of the budget-repair bill, the TAA encouraged its members and others to stay in the Capitol building to continue having their voices heard. About 200 people remained in the building overnight to express their indignation at the Republicans’ move to…

Judge orders Walker to let the people in

March 3, 2011 For more than two weeks, protestors opposed to Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill have congregated peacefully and democratically in and around the Capitol. A judge’s decision today on a labor-led challenge that ordered the Department of Administration to let protesters into the building starting early next week is a victory for…

Wisconsin capitol access limited, Public shut out

February 28, 2011 Today’s events at the Capitol building illustrate the lengths to which Governor Walker will go to silence the voices of Wisconsin citizens who are demanding respect for collective bargaining rights. Despite the administration’s previously announced commitment to adhere to normal business hours this week, officers have been instructed to severely limit public…