- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is telling Republican state senators he wants them focused on his agenda, not passing right-to-work legislation.

Walker spoke to senators during a caucus meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday.

Walker mentioned right-to-work briefly as he was outlining his priorities of cutting property taxes, consolidating state government and passing a school accountability bill. He says debating right-to-work early in the session would distract from what he wants the Legislature focused on.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said he wants to take up the issue quickly because it’s too important to delay.

Despite urging the Legislature to back off on right-to-work, Walker has not promised a veto if a bill is passed.

A new coalition of more than 300 construction-related businesses formed Wednesday to oppose right-to-work.


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