If you are referring to the public protests in Madison coming from hired people out of state, then you are sadly misinformed. The protests are by Wisconsinites traveling in from all over the state. A few undoubtedly come from nearby states, but they, too, come on their own nickel. As a Wisconsinite myself, it is clear that this issue has galvanized people from every corner of the state, and in all walks of life. No matter how convenient it might be for a tea-hadist to think that most of the protesters are dirty, unwashed outsiders who've been bussed in by some dastardly entity, the reality is that it's simply ordinary people getting in their own cars and driving in to Madison for the day. (News flash: it's not a long drive at all from practically anywhere in the state.)
Besides, from what entity do you imagine the Democrats could possibly fund tens of thousands protesters every single weekend for the past month and a half? I mean, seriously, it's been like 20,000 to 100,000 people there every single weekend (and that's both on Saturdays and Sundays) for the past 5 or 6 weeks. At a not unreasonable cost of $25 per head, the cost would range from half a million to 2.5 million PER DAY! And for something that is only a protest -- so it's not like this dastardly entity would be collecting any real benefit from pissing away this amount of money. I can only conclude that tea-hadists have all parked their brain in some deep dark cave, and are happy to regurgitate lies without even so much as checking if they pass a sniff test.
Although the governor and his party can try to go after this university professor, it certainly shows just how thin-skinned, small-minded, and afraid they really are. No one who lives in this state can doubt the fervor of the response of the people of this state to the governor's actions. This professor hasn't said anything that others in Wisconsin aren't thinking and saying to each other. Trying to silence this one man isn't going to accomplish anything except to perhaps reinforce to the people how much he resembles other dictators and fascists leaders.