Dave Kreisman took these powerful photos for Madison101.com on Tuesday during Governor Scott Walker’s unveiling of his budget proposal inside the chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol. While Republicans stood and clapped, Democrats (minus the 14 Senators who have fled to Illinois to prevent a quorum) sat in gloom. Demonstrators have been barred from entering the Capitol this week, but lobbyists and parties friendly to Gov. Walker were allegedly led into the Capitol through an underground tunnel.
Gov. Walker unveils his budget.
Democratic Assemblywoman Kelda Helen Roys looks on in disgust.
View from the empty chair of a Democratic Senator in hiding.