Gov. Walker's Bill is Passed Through the Senate

Protesters rallied in Wisconsin's Capitol Wednesday against the bill passed that takes away the collective bargaining rights of many state workers' unions.

The Republicans removed all fiscal aspects from the budget bill so they could legally pass it without the presence of the Democrats, who left the state in protest, the New York Daily News reported.

The bill is expected to pass through the state Assembly Thursday and go to Gov. Scott Walker for signing. Democrats, however, will be working furiously to find a way to slow down or stop the final passage, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The bill passed through the Senate with a 18-1 vote.

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