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Thursday, March 5, 2015

 8:48 PM 

Barca moves to refer right to work bill to committee

Action has resumed on the floor.

Assembly Minority Leader Rep. Peter Barca interrupted a motion to table Amendment 1 by making a motion to refer the bill to the Small Business Committee.

Barca, D-Kenosha, said the bill is opposed by 440 businesses in the state.

Dem Caucus Chair Rep. Andy Jorgensen of Fort Atkinson is making the case for the move, questioning how the Legislature knows better than 440 business owners.

Jorgensen is addressing members across the aisle, asking them whether they reached out to businesses who signed on to the Wisconsin Contractors Coalition list against right to work.

As he does so, he reads the name of each business in the corresponding district that signed on.

He appears prepared to read them all.

UPDATE

Jorgensen spared members the the full list. Assistant Minority Leader Katrina Shankland now has the floor.


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