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GOP senators want vote on 'right to work'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group of Republican state senators say they want the full Senate to vote on a constitutional amendment that would make union membership voluntary in Minnesota, despite signs the bill is stalled at the Capitol.

Sen. Dave Thompson and colleagues held a Capitol news conference Tuesday. Thompson's fellow Republicans control the Senate and will determine whether the bill moves to the floor. Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says again Tuesday it lacks the votes to pass and there are no plans for a full Senate vote.

But Sen. David Hann says the only way to know that for sure is to send it to the Senate floor. A Senate committee narrowly passed the amendment last week but a House version has yet to get a hearing.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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