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Gov. Walker addresses bill and protesters during press conference

Governor Scott Walker held press conference where he addressed the controversy surrounding the budget repair bill.

Governor Walker acknowledged the protestors outside the capitol and remarked that many of them are here from across the nation.

Still he said he wouldn't allow them to drown out the taxpayers of Wisconsin, and he re-inforced that he is asking public employees to contribute to their benefits to help balance the budget.

"It's a bold political move," Walker said, "but any time you challenge the status quo, it's going to be bold. But it is a very modest request of our government workers all across the state."

The Governor also thanked those state employees who remained in their jobs today rather than traveling to Madison to take part in the rallies.

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