Capitol Chaos: State Patrol Goes After Democratic Senators
MADISON - According to the Wisconsin senate majority leader, the Governor's office is sending out state troopers to go after Wisconsin's Democratic Senate members to bring in a vote on Governor Walker's budget bill which would dramatically limit government workers union's ability to negotiate many of their benefits.
"They are prepared to dispatch state troopers to go out to some of the residences of some of the senators," said Republican State Senator Scott Fitzgerald on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes."
"We don't know that everybody is out of state. These troopers are going to go and try to escort these senators back to the chamber."
The State Patrol cannot go after the Democratic senators who have left the state, and Democratic State Senator Jon Erpenbach told "Wisconsin's Morning News" that all 14 Democratic Senate members have fled Wisconsin and have not announced a timetable for their return.
At 9:00 a.m., both the State Senate and Assembly were set to begin their sessions on the budget repair bill.
Fitzgerald said he was not sure if Assembly Democrats are showing up or want to caucus.