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Walker: I'll sign collective bargaining bill fast

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he'll sign legislation to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers "as quickly as I can legally."

Walker spoke during a Thursday news conference in Milwaukee shortly before the state Assembly was scheduled to take up the measure. It's expected to be quickly approved.

The Senate passed it Wednesday without the chamber's 14 AWOL Democrats.

The vote in the Senate followed a dramatic three-plus weeks that saw protesters clog the streets, hallways and meeting rooms of the Capitol in an attempt to stop the measure.

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