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Opening of Capitol delayed for security review

MADISON (AP) -- The opening of the Wisconsin state Capitol has been delayed as police do a security review.

It was unclear if the Capitol would be open in time for the Assembly to meet as planned at 11 a.m. to pass a bill that cleared the Senate on Wednesday taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

The Assembly cannot convene unless the building is open to the public.

Department of Administration spokesman Tim Donovan says he does not know when the security check will be done or whether it will completed in time for the Assembly to meet.

Dozens of people slept overnight in the building after about 7,000 flooded in following the Senate's unexpected vote Wednesday night.

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