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Walker renews call for Democrats to return


MADISON (AP)--Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to keep the pressure up on 14 Democratic state senators who skipped out of town rather than vote on a bill that takes away collective bargaining rights for public workers.

Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie released a statement Monday morning accusing Democrats of vacationing while taxpayers who pay their salaries are hard at work.

Werwie says instead of stimulating the Illinois economy, Democrats should come back to Madison and vote on the bill.

Democrats say they won't return unless Walker is willing to make concessions to the bill, something he has been unwilling to do.

Republican legislative leaders say they have the votes to pass the bill as is.

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