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Representatives holding office hours outside Capitol


MADISON (WKOW) -- Some state lawmakers say they can't do their jobs because of restrictions on protesters in the Capitol.

Democratic Representatives Nick Milroy, Fred Clark, Peter Barca and Cory Mason are among lawmakers holding office hours outside their Capitol offices, near the Wisconsin Avenue entrance.

On Tuesday, a Dane County judge ordered the Capitol be open during regular business hours. It continues to have limited access Wednesday.

The state Department of Administration made the move after two weeks of massive rallies inside and outside the building against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

A spokesperson for Rep. Kelda Roys says she was denied access on Tuesday afternoon, forcing her to crawl through a colleague's window to get inside. Rep. Mason says it's next to impossible to meet with constituents in the building.

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