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Larson 'Outraged' after Senate's Abrupt Action

Says Senate "ignored pleas from hundreds of thousands throughout Wisconsin."

No surprise here - Oak Creek's state Senator Chris Larson was not a fan of the landmark collective-bargainning bill that passed the Senate tonight.

Larson issued a statement Wednesday night that began, "Senate Republicans answered the Koch brothers’ call tonight."

"It is unconscionable that Senate Republicans would opt to utilize deceitful tactics aimed at furthering their political agenda rather than continue negotiations to arrive at a compromise that is in the best interest of our state and its workers," Larson said.

“All hopes of finding a bipartisan middle ground have been shattered by the actions of these false-hearted Senate Republicans. I can only hope that their motivation and actions are crystal clear to every person across our great state and that this Republican assault on the middle class is remembered.”

Larson was one of 14 Democratic senators in Illinois when the vote took place. The Assembly is expected to take up the bill at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Click here to read Larson's entire statement.

lavelle March 10, 2011 at 05:01 AM
snake larson is outraged!! WOW I'M IMPRESSED.. maybe he should've been in madison doing his job .. its another parttime job, with excellent benefits just like his last job as a county worker..whenever he opens his mouth its stupid, like we were suspose to believe that he was sleeping onan air mattress when he was in illinois, and his facebook comment that ...Walker is probably dropping puppies on the protesters in the rotunda.. guess the libs dont like it when athe pages of the nobama,pelosi,reid playbook are used against them ,,.... dual standards..
Greg in OC March 10, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Hang tough Chris, you are on the correct side. Polls show Walker's approval going down the tubes. Wait till the recalls are done and we get back the senate. This latest travisty will seal the deal!
Randy S.M. March 10, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Larsen's outraged? His constituents should be outraged by his cowardly, illegal act of leaving the state and NOT representing them. The Democrats brought this on themselves. They have no one else to blame.
erich roeseler March 10, 2011 at 02:49 PM
im outraged that Larsen wasnt doing his job.....
Margaret Duchrow March 10, 2011 at 02:59 PM
I think the 14 absent senators are much more detestable than the Republicans taking advantage of their absence. On either side of the issue, you have to say that the Democrats should have seen this coming.
Margaret Coonan March 10, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Chris Larson can stay in Illinois.
Mr. Conservative March 11, 2011 at 04:40 AM
I'm outraged anyone would vote this clown into office.
lavelle March 12, 2011 at 01:03 PM
read his" tweets".......... he's the charlie sheen of wisconsin politics!!!
Mr. Conservative March 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM
"LOSING...DUH" lol
Patriot March 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM
Well Mr Larson you are an absolute DISGRACE to this community!! The only message you and your 13 low life Senators sent was telling the youth of this Country that if you dont like something RUN AND HIDE!!! How you have to balls to say what the Republicans did is illegal? Seriously? Had you stayed in Madison and done the job you and your worthless 13 Senators were elected to do maybe things would have been different. Rather you decided to follow the direction of your UNION bosses!! Once the people see exactly what this bill is all about Gov Walkers ratings will climb thru the roof. Its about time we got a Leader in office to do exactly what he said he would do!! Obviously if you and your fellows Dems had the answers this State would not be in the shape its in. If I am not mistaking part of the problem is from Your Boy Doylee:) Gov Walker steps into office only to find a deep deep sink hole. Money that Doylee received from the Stimulus that was slated for infrastructer but rather was used for his special interests and UNION Thugs!!
Patriot March 14, 2011 at 11:55 AM
One other thing. I find it quite funny how my fellow Republican Representatives have responded to my concerns in a timely fashion, yet you Mr Larson and yet to respond!! And I am in your District!! Oh wait maybe its because I DO NOT SUPPORT YOU!!! NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL!! Can you say ENTITLEMENT!! Guess what your not ENTITLED!! Your actually a POS who is pissed because you and your fellow Dems are the minority. Remember its called DEMOCROCY. Oh wait that is an unfamilar term for you.

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