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Tea party groups plan Wisconsin rally

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Conservative tea party groups are planning their own rallies Saturday in Madison.

Massive rallies for four straight days have shut down the capitol square in Madison.  Demonstrators are protesting Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public employees.

Walker, a tea party favorite, says the changes are needed to help balance the state's budget.

Tea party groups planning the Saturday rally issued a statement saying Wisconsin's elected officials need to keep their promises to cut spending.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says he expects the tea party rally to go from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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