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Walker comes out in support of right-to-work bill

Gov. Scott Walker delivers his State of the State address Jan. 14, 2015, at the state Capitol in Madison. (WLUK/Andrew LaCombe)

MADISON (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will sign a right-to-work bill that's being rushed through the Legislature next week.

Walker's spokeswoman Laurel Patrick issued a statement Friday saying that if the bill passes, Walker will sign it.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced, in a surprise move Friday, that the Legislature would be calling itself into an extraordinary session to take up the issue next week.

Walker had urged the Legislature to wait, saying the issue would be a distraction.

But now Walker is saying that he will sign it. Walker had co-sponsored a right-to-work bill when he was a member of the state Assembly in the 1990s.

Walker is in Washington attending a National Governors Association meeting.

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