02/24/2011 01:31 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lisa Fitzgerald, Wife Of Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader, Gets Layoff Notice

As the standoff between Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans over controversial legislation stripping public unions of collective bargaining rights continues, teachers are beginning to receive preliminary layoff notices, including the wife of state senate majority leader Scott Fitzergald (R).

The Wisconsin State Journal reports:

Superintendent Jeremy Biehl says the school board decided Wednesday night to send preliminary layoff slips to all 34 members of the teaching staff, including librarians and counselors. Biehl says the action was taken because of the uncertainty of the state budget bill.

Lisa Fitzgerald works as a counselor in the Hustisford school district. Republican governor Scott Walker has threatened to layoff 1,500 state workers if Democrats who fled the state to avoid voting on the unions legislation don't return.

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