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Bradley, Kohl centers may be used for hearings

MADISON (AP) -- Public hearings on Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget plan that cuts public schools by about $900 million may be held at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee and the Kohl Center in Madison.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday those two venues are being considered as locations for a couple of the four or five hearings planned by the Legislature's budget-writing committee.

No official meeting dates or places have been announced by the Joint Finance Committee for its hearings on Walker's bill.

Interest in the budget is very high since it comes on the heels of Walker's plan taking away collective bargaining rights from public workers. The bill remains in limbo as 14 Senate Democrats remain out of state to prevent a vote.

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