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Moderate Wisconsin Republican Once Called Walker's Union Plan 'Radical'


From the Journal Sentinel last month:

"The concept is pretty radical," said Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). "It affects a lot of good working people."

Olsen said he could support the changes on pensions and health care but had reservations about taking away other bargaining rights.

Democrats think the Republican deliberations could make or break the fight. We'll see what comes out of them.

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