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Michigan's 'right to work' debate intensifies

Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The debate over whether Michigan should become a right-to-work state has intensified because of actions in a neighboring state.

Indiana recently became a right-to-work state.

Supporters of right-to-work laws say Michigan should follow suit in order to stay competitive for business investment and jobs. Critics say right-to-work laws don't have much influence on business decisions and that making such a move would hurt the state.

Democrats appear united against right-to-work efforts in Michigan. But there's some division among Republicans.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says a right-to-work debate would be divisive, and he doesn't want such a measure sent to his desk.

Supporters of right-to-work are expected to soon introduce a Michigan proposal in the state Legislature.

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