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List shows hundreds were turned away from labor bill meeting

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin legislative staffer says hundreds of people were denied access to a special committee meeting on the collective bargaining plan last month.

Rich Judge, chief of staff for Assembly Democratic leader Peter Barca, testified Friday that a list of nearly 3,000 people who said they couldn't get into the meeting was dropped off in Barca's office the night the committee met.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is trying to prove Republicans called the committee meeting on March 9 without giving a day's notice as required by Wisconsin's open meeting law. He's trying to support his case by showing that only a handful of people were allowed into the meeting.

Ozanne is seeking an injunction to block the law from taking effect indefinitely.

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