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Right-to-work Subject Of Monday Senate Committee Hearing

Legislators advanced a bill Tuesday that would allow people to keep a gun locked in a car on school property.

The Senate committee hearing on right-to-work during the first week of the session heard more tan five hours of testimony.  This time around, committee chair Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) says he wants to limit it:

“Well, we’ve all heard this before, so I think that we’ll take…I mean we still want to allow the public to testify but I’m hoping to limit to an hour on each side so we can get out of there in a couple hours, two and a half hours max,” Boots says.

Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage) is the ranking minority member on the committee.  She says the shortened testimony is one of a number of problems she has with the way right-to-work is being handled:

“He’s not going to take any amendments.  Well, you know, that’s the whole purpose,” Tallian says.  “It’s clear that this is a cram down and I’m objecting to the whole process right now.”

The bill is expected to pass the committee and reach the governor’s desk by Wednesday.

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