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Indiana lawmakers push right-to-work bill for second time

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana lawmakers hope the second time around will push the right-to-work bill into action.

House speaker Brian Bosma announced that the bill is a top priority this legislative session. Opponents argue right-to-work hurts wages, and does nothing to attract jobs, but several out-of-state businesses say they won't relocate here unless it's a law. South Bend Democrat B. Patrick Bauer vowed to fight the bill.

“The governor of Virginia said that he wanted to attract Chinese business, said Rep. B. Patrick Bauer. “So, now I guess we're going to have Chinese working conditions, Chinese health care.  We're going to fight that."

Indiana Democrats left the state earlier this year in protest of the right-to-work bill. Lawmakers plan to hold an organizational meeting on Tuesday.

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