Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller discusses Democrats' boycott of the anti-union "Budget Repair Bill"
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Wisconsin's so-called "Budget Repair Bill" that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for almost all state worker unions has stalled in the legislature due to a boycott by state Democratic Senators. On Thursday, the 14 Democrats fled to undisclosed locations presumably out of state. Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller said this boycott was the only option they had to keep the bill from being jammed through the Senate.
Republican lawmakers are expressing increasing frustrations at the Democratic Senators' boycott. Governor Scott Walker sent state troopers to Senator Miller's house on Friday in case he was home to urge him to get the Democratic caucus back to the Senate chamber. Senator Miller says he and the Democrats have been joking about feeling like fugitives.
FSRN's Nathan Moore spoke with Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) Friday morning by phone.