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Wisconsin Republicans cut right-to-work hearing short, advance bill
Wisconsin Republicans cut right-to-work hearing short, advance bill

Republicans on the Wisconsin Senate's labor committee ended a public hearing on contentious right-to-work legislation early and sent the bill on to the full Senate Tuesday, enraging dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak and sparking a demonstration in front of the Senate chamber. The daylong hearing began at 10 a.m. Sen. Stephen Nass, a Whitewater Republican and the committee's chairman, had planned for it to last until 7 p.m. But around 6:20 p.m. he announced he was ending the hearing due to what he called a "credible threat" that union members planned to disrupt the proceeding. "We're not going to take a chance," Nass told the crowd....

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