LEGISLATION

Wisc. Union Bill Clears Assembly

After weeks of stalemate, things are moving in Madison. The day after Republicans in the state senate used a procedural trick to pass controversial legislation that bans collective bargaining for public-sector unions, the assembly—the other house in the state legislature—passed the bill Thursday. Gov. Scott Walker, who celebrated the passage, says he’ll sign the bill into law as soon as possible. The day’s session was not without incident, though: Police put the capitol on lockdown and conducted a security sweep because of continuing protests against the controversial bill.