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Walker doesn’t mention right-to-work in speech

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker continues to avoid talking about making Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

He did not mention the issue in his State of the State speech Tuesday. Walker has repeatedly said he thinks the issue is a distraction and called on the Legislature not to take it up.

But some Republicans say they plan to push for debate on it soon, despite Walker’s objections.

The state director of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity said in a statement following Walker’s speech “we simply cannot miss the opportunity to pass right-to-work.”

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt says the union is “encouraged that Gov. Walker made clear by his silence that right-to-work legislation is not, and should not, be a priority.”

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