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Senate Democrats plan to march to Capitol, thank protesters

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MADISON (WKOW) -- After roughly three weeks out of the state in an effort to stall Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair bill," the 14 Democratic state senators plan to attend a rally this weekend in Madison to thank protesters.

The lawmakers plan to meet at the Monona Terrace on Saturday morning and then march to the Capitol where they'll speak around noon.

Sen. Chris Larson tells the Associated Press, he wants demonstrators to know this is only the beginning. He says it's time to step up recall efforts against Republican Senators and rally opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's bill.

Larson and his colleagues fled the state three weeks ago to slow a bill that strips collective-bargaining rights from most public workers. Legislators passed that aspect of the bill this week and Walker has signed it into law.

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