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Sen. Herb Kohl reacts to Madison protests


SCHOFIELD (WAOW) -- Sen. Herb Kohl weighed in on the budget battle in Madison.

The Democrat made a stop in Schofield Thursday morning to talk about the benefits of small business loans.

While he said he agrees that state workers should contribute more to their benefits and pension policies, the Senator is against taking away their bargaining rights.

"I don't think they should," Sen. Kohl explained. "I think these basic bargaining rights that they now possess, they've had for generations, and have exercised them constructively."

The Senator added that he supports the Democratic State Senators who have spent the past week out of state. He said they're doing what they have to do.

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