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Democrats respond to Gov. Walker's address


After the governor's address, Democrat State Senator Mark Miller delivered his party's response.

He said Walker's efforts went beyond trying to balance the budget.

Miller also said his colleagues were ready to stand up for public unions, adding that leaving the state was a necessary step.

"The only action available to us to slow this down to be able to allow democracy to work," Miller said, "was to take ourselves out of the capital, use the constitutional procedure that allowed us to do that and allow the people to have their voice. And they have spoken loud and clear. They want to keep the rights that they've had for so long."

Miller said Wisconsin has a long history of supporting workers' rights and the budget repair bill could undue that record.

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