The state Capitol is in lockdown, with even state lawmakers being denied access to the building.
The Assembly was expected to come to the floor this morning to vote on the conference committee report of the budget repair bill, which removed fiscal policy from the bill but left changes to collective bargaining intact. However, major security issues forced the vote to be delayed for the time being.
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) told reporters that Capitol Police advised them to delay the Assembly session until the building can be properly secured. He says they do still intend to take the floor today and pass the bill, which was approved by the state Senate Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, thousands of people are surrounding the Capitol attempting to gain access to the building. Several state lawmakers, Capitol staff, and members of the press have been unable to enter. Few people have been allowed to leave the building as well.
UPDATE: Restrictions on entrances were lifted later in the afternoon.