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Minnesota right-to-work bill narrowly advances in Senate

Published 03/12/2012, Forum Communications

Conservative Republican state Sens. Gretchen Hoffman and Bill Ingebrigtsen often see eye-to-eye. But the two who live in adjoining districts were on opposite sides Monday as a Minnesota Senate committee voted to ask voters to decide whether to end the practice of requiring employees to join unions or pay dues. Hoffman voted with Republicans, other than Ingebrigtsen, to approve the so-called right-to-work proposal by Sen. David Thompson, R-Lakeville. On the 7-6 vote, the Senate judiciary committee sent the bill to another committee.

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