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Minority leader reacts to Capitol closure


MADISON (PRESS RELEASE)--Statement by Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca after DOA announcement on Capitol access well after it was already implemented:

"Denying people access to the Peoples House of Democracy and their elected representatives is not acceptable, especially when it was not communicated to offices in the building and to the public or media in advance and there have been no incidents to date. Politicians may not always enjoy hearing what the citizens of this state have to say, but it is wrong to block elected officials from their constituents. There are a number of scheduled meetings in the building today and the public has a right to attend them and visit their legislators. This silencing of public input is an unacceptable and disturbing trend during these budget debates."


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