Republicans say they will not delay right to work if passed

AP News
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 10:56 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly say a right-to-work bill isn't a surprise and they don't want to delay implementation after it passes.

In a news conference Monday Rep. Chris Kapenga, a Delafield Republican, said he would not consider implementing a 90-day delay on right-to-work legislation should it become law. He said the bill shouldn't come as a surprise since the state has had four years to mull the issue and any delay in implementation would prevent workers from exercising their freedom.

The state Assembly labor committee is set to hold a 10-hour public hearing Monday on the right-to-work bill that rapidly passed the Senate last week. The full Assembly is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.