Capitol Chaos: Unions Say Plan Damges State 'For Generations'

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin union members say Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget plan will damage the state's residents and communities for generations.

The state AFL-CIO released statements on Tuesday from a variety of union members following Walker's budget speech.

Sue Monthey of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin says Walker's proposed cuts to education and local governments will place an unfair burden on Wisconsin's nurses, teachers, first responders and others.

Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin Vice President Alan Hefter accuses Walker of assaulting core values.

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Click here to read Walker's plan "in brief"
2011-13 Budget Breakdown
Original Budger Repair Bill

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Governor Walker's Address (with full text)
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Republican lawmakers praised the plan, calling it a bold and decisive way to balance a projected $3.6 billion budget shortfall.

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