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March 04, 2011

The Texas Killer Bees

The work of the Wisconsin Senate has been paralyzed for a second week as 14 Democratic lawmakers remain out of state, refusing to return and take part in legislation that would curtail the bargaining rights of public sector unions. The most dramatic disappearance of lawmakers was in the late spring, 1979, in Texas. Senator Carl Parker and his fellow Democrats - nicknamed the Killer Bees - hid for five days to avoid controversial legislation.

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