Large groups of protesters are expected to be back around the Capitol building this week, as the Legislature gets set to debate and pass the state’s next two year budget.
A tent city protesters are calling “Walkerville” is also entering its second week, and its size is expected to grow as the debate carries on. Organizers and labor groups have already announced plans for rallies and marches starting on Monday.
Capitol Police are working to accommodate the expected large groups by re-opening two entrances to the building. Starting today, four doors will be open to the public. Security screenings and metal detectors will still be in place, as will restrictions on what the public can carry into the Capitol.
The debate on the budget bill gets underway Tuesday in the Assembly, with the Senate expected to act later this week.