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April 27, 2011 University of Wisconsin physicians who gave government workers excuse notes so they could protest against Gov. Scott Walker at the state capitol in Madison earlier this year without losing pay or falling into other trouble are themselves in hot water.
March 18, 2011 She wants time to review whether the way it was passed violated the state's open meetings laws.
March 11, 2011 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that removes the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state. As a result, Walker withdrew the threat of a massive layoff, which he said would have been needed if the bill on bargaining rights had not been approved.
Officers stand in front of a Wisconsin Capitol entrance as they bar entry to the building.
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March 10, 2011 Wisconsin protests
March 4, 2011 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he'll send out layoff notices
March 3, 2011 Besides Walker's layoff threat, a GOP senate leader threatened the missing Democrats with contempt. For their part, the Democrats, still holed up in Illinois, said state senate majority leader, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, lacked the power to find them in contempt and drag them back to Wisconsin.
March 2, 2011 Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate have voted to begin fining Democrats $100 for every day they're absent without leave. The Democrats, who fled the state to quash a bill that would limit public-employee unions, say the threat of a fine won't sway them.
Wisconsin Capitol Police watch over the smaller number of protesters remaining in the capitol rotunda February 28, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.
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February 28, 2011 Wisconsin Capitol closed to new visitors
Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs, right, talks to a protester at the state Capitol on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, after it was announced the demonstrators will stay another night at the Capitol.
February 28, 2011 Libya; Iraq; Wisconsin protesters; the Oscars
Wisconsin Rep. Mark Honadel, R-South Milwaukee, rests during Assembly debate on Feb. 23, 2011.
February 25, 2011 Wisconsin Assembly passes controversial financial legislation over objections of Democrats
February 24, 2011 University of Toledo law professor Joseph Slater also notes public-worker unions were once so embraced by public officials that officials dealt with them even though there was no legal requirement to do so.
February 24, 2011 The officers can't arrest the senators, however.
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