This was Wisconsin in 2011: 9 years later, how’d we get to today?

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      The 2011 Wisconsin protests were a series of demonstrations in the state of Wisconsin in the United States beginning in February involving at its zenith as many as 100,000 protesters[3] opposing the 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair bill.” Subsequently, anti-tax activists and other conservatives, including Tea Party advocates, launched small pockets of counter protests.[8] The protests centered on the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, with satellite protests also occurring at other municipalities throughout the state.[9][10] Demonstrations took place at various college campuses, including the University of Wisconsin–Madison[11] and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[12] After the collective bargaining bill was upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on June 14,[13] the number of protesters declined to about 1,000 within a couple days.[14]

      The protests were a major driving force for recall elections of state senators in 2011 and 2012, the failed recall of Governor Scott Walker in 2012 and a contentious Wisconsin Supreme Court election in 2011.


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