Senate Democrats are still hiding out in Illinois in an effort to stall a vote on a budget proposal that would restrict collective bargaining among public workers in Wisconsin. Police officers were sent to the homes of the absent Senators to make the point that it’s time to come home. And as the standoff continues between the two sides, the issue seems to be becoming more and more politically divisive within the state.
Bill Lueders, news editor for Madison’s alternative weekly Isthmus says he worries that Wisconsin will be torn apart from the issue. But his colleague, David Blaska, who is the conservative blogger for Isthmus says the debate is going exactly the way it should be.