MADISON (AP) -- Some of the 14 Democratic state senators who fled the state to stall action on a controversial bill will appear together at a Madison rally this weekend to thank demonstrators.
Sen. Chris Larson says the senators will hold a news conference Saturday morning at Monona Terrace and then march to the Capitol where they'll speak around noon.
He says he wants demonstrators to know this is only the beginning. He says it's time to step up recall efforts against Republican Senators and rally opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill.
Larson and his colleagues fled the state three weeks ago to slow a bill that strips collective-bargaining rights from most public workers. Legislators passed that aspect of the bill this week and Walker has signed it into law.
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