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Assembly planning for 24 hours of debate on right-to-work

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to start debate of the right-to-work bill at 9 a.m. Thursday and end no later than 9 a.m. Friday.

Republican Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Tuesday that the 24 hours of debate time was negotiated with Democrats. He says Democrats wanted 48 hours of debate.

Republicans also agreed to have the Labor Committee hold an executive session on Wednesday to consider Democratic amendments.

Steineke says he does not anticipate than any amendments will be made to the bill. It already passed the Senate last week and if it is changed, the Senate would need to vote again.

Gov. Scott Walker has said he will sign the bill into law.

Democrats complained during Tuesday's 12-hour hearing that no executive session had been planned.

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