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Republican support not assured for Walker's plan


MADISON (WKOW) -- Republican support for Gov. Scott Walker's plan to remove collective bargaining right for public workers may be waning.

Sen. Dan Kapanke of La Crosse told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he didn't know where Republicans stood on the proposal.

His comments come after Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly said on Tuesday that there were enough votes to pass the bill.

On Tuesday, it was estimated that 10,000 people showed up to rally outside the Capitol, with another 3,000 people estimated inside. No incidents were reported.

A public hearing on the measure Tuesday lasted 17 hours, with hundreds of people spending the night in the Capitol. Thousands more are expected to converge on the Capitol Wednesday.

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