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Committee chair promises 'orderly' right-to-work hearing

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The chairman of the Wisconsin Senate Labor Committee is promising an orderly and thoughtful hearing on a right-to-work bill.

Republican Sen. Steve Nass said in a statement Tuesday released two hours from the start of the hearing that the panel will take testimony for nine hours before voting on the bill.

The hearing is the first chance the public will have to let lawmakers know their feelings on the measure that makes it a crime for businesses to enter into agreements with unions that force workers to pay union dues.

Nass calls it a "clean and simple proposal." He says the issue has been debated for years and now it's time for Wisconsin to make a decision.

The full Senate is expected to debate the bill starting Wednesday afternoon.

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