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Protests over right-to-work similarly sized

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Capitol Police say about the same number of people are protesting a right-to-work bill at the Capitol who gathered the previous day.

Police estimated Wednesday's crowd for the noontime rally at between 1,800 and 2,000 people. That is the same number as Tuesday.

Union members and other opponents were speaking out against the Republican-backed bill at a rally outside the building, while other sing protest songs inside.

The protest comes as the Senate prepares to debate the measure starting at 1:30 p.m.

Republicans hold an 18-14 majority in the Senate and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he has 17 votes to pass it.

Senate Democrats say they're going to try and amend the bill to raise the minimum wage and make other changes.

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