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Wisconsin panel approves special right-to-work session

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The organizational committee for the Wisconsin state Senate has approved calling an extraordinary session to consider a right-to-work bill.

The Senate Organization Committee voted 3-2 along party lines via paper ballot Monday to both call the Senate into session and introduce the bill. Republican Sens. Scott Fitzgerald, Mary Lazich and Paul Farrow voted in favor, with Democratic Sen. Jen Shilling and Dave Hansen against.

The Senate Labor Committee plans to hold a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Testimony will be taken until 7 p.m., and after that the Republican-controlled committee will vote on sending the bill to the Senate.

Debate there is expected to begin Wednesday afternoon.

Opponents of right-to-work scheduled a Monday news conference and are organizing noontime rallies at the Capitol on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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