Capitol Chaos: State To Reimburse For Security

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state of Wisconsin will reimburse local governments for deploying law enforcement officers to help with Capitol security.

Throngs of protesters have descended on the Capitol daily to demonstrate against Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.

Spokeswoman Carla Vigue of the Wisconsin Department of Administration tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the state will reimburse local agencies that are helping with security for their wages, mileage and lodging expenses.

She says no cost estimate for the extra security was available. Vigue declined to say how many cities responded to the request for mutual aid or how many total law officers are involved, but she acknowledged that enforcement officials have come from around the state.

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report can be found at: http://bit.ly/hCW5mB

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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