For us lay people, it quite simply comes down to wether you beleive the non-partisan senate chief or not.
Senate Chief Clerk Rob Marchant said last week that lawmakers gave two hours' notice of the meeting but did not have to because Senate rules do not require public notice for meetings when the Legislatur**e is in special session, and those rules trump the open meetings law because the Legislatur**e was in special session.
If you don't believe there are sympathetic individuals representing the tax payers, then how do you explain unions and school districts rushing through new contracts before the new bill can be published? If the school districts just waited a cople of days, they could save a hell lot of money.
Wisconsin unions rush to get deals in place - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com
School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect that will remove their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases.