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Senate To Work On Right-To-Work Legislation

The Indiana Senate says it will move forward with right-to-work legislation next week.

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The Indiana Senate is planning to work on right-to-work legislation, which has been stalled in the House by the Democrats' walkout.

With the Indiana House at a standstill, the Senate will move forward with right-to-work legislation next week.

Right-to-work legislation bans union contracts requiring non-union employees pay fees for representation. Legislation was offered in both chambers at the start of session. But the Senate has been holding its bill for more than a week. Senate

President Pro Tem David Long says the bill was in both houses as something of an insurance policy.

“But I wanted to allow the discussion to continue forward in the House hoping that ultimately reasonable minds would prevail and that they would be able to debate the issue and move the bill,” he says.

But Long says with House Democrats denying a quorum and the process stalled, the Senate will move forward on its bill.  He says if Democrats don’t come in Friday, the Senate will act next week.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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