SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And this is a Fox News alert. After weeks of angry protests, the bill that has caused so much mayhem in Wisconsin is set to become law. Now, the Wisconsin state assembly passed the measure earlier today following yesterday's passage in the state Senate. Now the bill heads to Republican Governor Scott Walker for his signature, something he says will happen as soon as possible.
And by the way, Governor Walker will join me in just a moment with reaction to today's events and the outrageous behavior exhibited by left wing protesters.
Also, tonight we'll get Governor Sarah Palin's take, that's coming up in the next segment.
But, first, as the Wisconsin assembly worked to advance the bill earlier today, pro-union protesters continually disrupted their efforts. Authorities were forced to carry dozens of protesters out of the building and for a brief period time even had the capitol on lockdown.
Now last night, Republican lawmakers separated the portion of Governor Walker's bill that deals with collective bargaining and passed it on its own, a measure which allowed the bill to move forward today. Now the GOP did all of this without the 14 missing Democratic state senators.
And joining me now with reaction to all of the latest developments is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Governor, I guess in one phrase, it wasn't easy, but a win for you.
GOV. SCOTT WALKER, R-WIS.: Well, it was. And it ultimately goes for middle class taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin who benefit because this budget reform bill protects middle class jobs and equally if not of greater importance, it protects middle class taxpayers because in all of these other states where they're cutting, they are forcing massive lay-offs or massive property tax increases.
In our state, we're doing something better than that. We put through true reform that will make for better government and, ultimately, a better deal for our taxpayers.