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Tim Cullen

War of words heats up as protesters march at Wis. Capitol

MADISON, Wis. — Many thousands of protesters marched around Wisconsin's Capitol while hundreds more gathered in the building's rotunda during daylong demonstrations against a new Republican-sponsored law that weakens the state's public employee unions. While the protesters marched, legislators from both parties made it clear that they are prepared for political war. "It is going to be a battle for the future of the state of Wisconsin," said Sen. Mark Miller, the Senate’s minority leader and one of 14 Democratic senators who fled the state to Illinois last month in an effort to block passage of the bill. Miller and the other senators spoke during a...

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