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Rally draws thousands at state Capitol

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of people outraged that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals are not dead have gathered at the Capitol in protest.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that police estimate more than 7,000 people attended Saturday’s the “Fight Is Not Over” rally in Madison. The event organized by We Are Wisconsin and Wisconsin Wave was held three months after Walker unveiled his plan to curtail collective bargaining rights for public workers.

Opponents of the plan have vowed to target for recall Republican and Democratic lawmakers who voted for it, along with Walker.

Walker signed the bill into law in early March, but it has not been implemented because of court challenges. He says the bill will help him fix Wisconsin’s budget shortfall and ensure future budgets are balanced.

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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