Wis. GOP advances collective bargaining bill without Dems

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Madison — A hastily scheduled conference committee stripped out collective bargaining from Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill and sent it immediately to the Senate, which advanced the measure 18-1 Wednesday night with no debate.

Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) was the only no vote.

None of the 14 Senate Democrats was present.

The Senate abruptly sent the budget-repair bill Wednesday to the committee of legislators from both houses at about 4 p.m. and the committee convened at 6, taking action within minutes.

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