When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker decided to rein in union power and return the state’s budget to balance, his political opponents shut down the state government. The Democrats in the State House have hidden out in Illinois to avoid voting on the issue. Meanwhile, pro-union protesters from across Wisconsin — including many teachers who called in sick to protest benefit changes for public workers —now occupy the state capitol building.

Heritage went to action immediately, and sent a reporter and a film crew to cover the action. Watch what our team found below the jump.

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