The Wisconsin state senate voted today to declare the runaway democrat state senators in contempt. The sergeant of arms subsequently submitted a mandate to take the dems into custody to the state police who have issued arrest warrants for the 14 runaways. The arrest warrants are apparently only actionable within the state of Wisconsin itself. The runaway dems cannot be detained or arrested while they are in Illinois. If/when a democrat state senator returns to the capitol in Madison they cannot be detained or arrested while they are "in session". The state senate also imposed a $100.00 per day fine on each runaway senator effective today. The governor is expected to announce the first round of layoffs of union employees on Friday. The governor's office also said that their counsel has advised that it is not illegal for the unions to pay the hotel/dining and other expenses incurred by the runaways dems while they stay in Illinois. So it seems that as long as these runaway dems stay out of Wisconsin they can be put up by the unions and basically have no problems. I suppose they could go to Vegas.