The Assembly rises for the Pledge of Allegiance at Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison, Wis., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Senators were considering Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill to end collective... more 
The Assembly rises for the Pledge of Allegiance at Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison, Wis., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Senators were considering Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill to end collective bargaining, except on issues of salary, for most public employees. Walker has said the bill will help close Wisconsin's $137 million shortfall in the state's current budget and a projected $3.6 billion deficit in the next two-year budget. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Wisconsin State Journal, Michael P. King
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 5:05 PM EST