Walker: I'll sign collective bargaining bill fast

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Posted: Mar 10, 2011 5:21 PM
Walker: I'll sign collective bargaining bill fast

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he'll sign legislation to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers "as quickly as I can legally."

After the bill passed the Assembly Thursday afternoon, Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie said the governor would not sign it Thursday.

Walker spoke about the bill in West Allis before the Assembly began debate. It passed 53-42 with four Republicans joining all the Democrats in opposition.

The Senate passed it Wednesday without the chamber's 14 AWOL Democrats.

The vote in the Senate followed a dramatic three-plus weeks that saw protesters clog the streets, hallways and meeting rooms of the Capitol in an attempt to stop the measure.