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Assembly Speaker wants vote on collective bargaining by tonight

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A vote to remove collective bargaining rights from public employees could happen as early as Wednesday night.

Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald says he wants to take a vote by the end of the day.

Fitzgerald is talking to Assembly Democrats about how to manage the nearly 200 amendments they are offering to the bill. Debate began around noon on Tuesday and has lasted all night.

His comments came during the 20th hour of debate.

The proposal by Gov. Scott Walker has led to tens of thousands of protesters coming to the state Capitol since last week and has made Wisconsin the lightning rod in the national fight over union rights.

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