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Senate Democrats coming back to Wisconsin


UNDATED (WKOW) -- After unsuccessfully trying to stop the vote on the collective bargaining rights by fleeing the state, Senate Democrats are on their way back.

Senators Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and Fred Risser (D-Madison) watched Thursday's Assembly vote on a computer in their hotel in Illinois.

Larson says he's disappointed the bill passed the way it did, but says the Democrats accomplished part of their mission which was to bring more attention to Gov. Walker's budget repair bill.

"We also got people more involved in the process in the state," said Larson. "People stepped out and protested in historic numbers in an extent that we've never before seen in our state and those people aren't going away."

Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover) is already home.

He says the rest of the Democrats should be back by Saturday at the latest and they'll be ready for the next floor session, which begins April 5.

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