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Republicans to offer changes to anti-union bill

MADISON (AP) -- A spokeswoman for the co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee says Republicans will propose substantive changes to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to take away collective bargaining rights from public employees.

Details of the amendment to be offered later Wednesday in the committee were not immediately released.

Kit Beyer is spokeswoman for Rep. Robin Vos of Rochester. She says Republicans will have an amendment that offers more than just technical changes to the bill.

Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee says on her Facebook page that the amendment will be substantive, technical and complex. Taylor says she doesn't have any details.

Walker said earlier Wednesday he was open to changes, but not to the fundamental principles of his proposal.

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