Some semblance of negotiations are beginning in the standoff in Wisconsin, where state Senate Democrats have fled the state in order to block a budget quorum on Gov. Scott Walker's anti-public employee union proposals -- but only a semblance.
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As the Wisconsin State Journal reports, GOP Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Democratic state Sen. Tim Cullen met on Monday in Wisconsin -- at a McDonald's in Kenosha, right near the Illinois state line.
Fitzgerald is taking the meeting as a sign that some Democrats could be itching to return home: ""There's six, seven, eight, nine of them that are starting to say, 'Listen, we're starting to look like we're out of touch with what's going on in Madison, and it's time to get back."
However, Cullen told the paper that a lone return will not happen. "No one will go back and be the 20th vote," said Cullen. "We'll go back as a group."