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FOX 11 NEWS:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The 14 state Senate Democrats who left the state two weeks ago will now face fines of $100 for each day they stay away.

The measure affects any senator absent without leave after two days. The past days the Democrats have been gone won’t count.

Republicans remaining in the Senate approved the daily fine by a vote of 18-0 on Wednesday with none of the Democrats present.

The Democrats left Wisconsin in order to delay indefinitely a Republican-backed bill taking away most collective bargaining rights from public employees.

The resolution passed on Wednesday also requires the missing Democrats to reimburse the Senate for any costs incurred during attempts to force them to return. Their salary and other per diem payments can be withheld until they pay back the penalties and costs.

The first day the fine could be assessed is Friday if the Senate is in session.

Republicans have already withheld the checks of missing Democrats from direct deposit and denied access to copying machines for their staff.
 

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Nice ! Doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things... more of a "feel good" -as they will be compensated by those they are protecting by their disappearance, in the first place.
 
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