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Wis. State Senator says union bill talks have stalled

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin Democratic senator who fled the state to block Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill says negotiations on the measure have stalled.

Sen. Tim Cullen, a Janesville Democrat, told The Associated Press that conversation with Republicans fell apart on Thursday. He says it is hard for either side to compromise.

If the Democrats back down, their base won't forgive them, and Walker can't give up anything or he will be seen as weak. Plus Assembly Republicans have already passed the bill with no changes, which makes things difficult for Walker.

Cullen says the lines of communication between the parties remain open.

Walker's spokesman didn't immediately return a message Saturday morning.

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