Access Update: Revolt in Wisconsin

On February 17, 2011, fourteen State Senators from Wisconsin fled the state capital and went into hiding in the neighboring state of Illinois.

Read the article  below to find out what they were hiding from.

The article provides a good illustration of the political divisions between the right and left in America today. It also shows the importance of state politics in the United States.

Revolt in Wisconsin

(text and activities) by Robert Mikkelsen, March 9, 2011

Pdf of the same article can be found on this page (see ‘Attachments’ in the menu on the right).


Update, Agust 9:

Republicans Hold On to Wisconsin Senate After Recall Vote


Update, June 14:

Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstates collective bargaining law


Update, May 26:

Judge Voids Wisconsin Law Curbing Unions

Update, March 12:

On March 11, Governor Walker pushed through his bill.

Here are links to update the research exercise for "Revolt in Wisconsin":

Wisconsin Passes Bill To Curb Collective Bargining

Union Bill is Law, But Debate Far From Over

For Wisconsin Lawmakers, a Hero's Homecoming

Judge’s Order Blocks Law on Unions in Wisconsin


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