Agreement reached on Capitol access | Wis.Community

Agreement reached on Capitol access

Peculiar timing on this one - budget is passed, Suprreme Court rules,

Administration Secretary Michael Huebsch said that, beginning on Monday, all eight entrances to the Capitol will be open to the public. In addition, metal screening will be discontinued.

However, the Department of Administration still has the authority to adjust security and change practices and procedures if new protests erupt.

The settlement effectively ends a lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin State Employees Union, which had sought better access at the height of the budget protests last winter. The union also had sought a contempt of court order against Huebsch; that, too was dismissed.

Both sides welcomed the settlement.


June 17, 2011 - 10:19am