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Daniels defends right-to-work in 'State' speechInd. Gov. Daniels defends right-to-work in final 'State of the State' speech
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ' Gov. Mitch Daniels is defending divisive right-to-work legislation while asking House Democrats to end their boycott of the measure.
Daniels spent a large amount of his final "State of the State" speech Tuesday touting the national reputation Indiana has developed and a modest 2012 legislative agenda. But his support for right-to-work takes up one-seventh of his address.
Indiana could become the first state in more than a decade to approve a ban on private contracts that require workers to pay union fees for representation. House Democrats ended a three-day boycott over the measure Monday only to stall business again Tuesday
Daniels argues that other states win the competition for new business because of their right-to-work laws. But he took care not to downplay Indiana, in a speech laden with plaudits.
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