A controversial collective bargaining law goes into effect Wednesday in Wisconsin after months of protests and debate.The new state law that brought thousands of demonstrators to the state Capitol cuts pay for public employees by about eight percent.
The nonpartisan Wisconsin state board that oversees elections is meeting to determine whether three recall elections against Democratic state senators can proceed. The Government Accountability Board meets Wednesday to consider challenges to the petitions seeking recalls for Sens.
As state lawmakers in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana battle over proposed changes to public employee benefits and bargaining rights, Illinois has remained largely absent from the growing debate. Some Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana have sought refuge in Illinois in recent weeks as