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Ohio House panel to resume hearings on union bill

By admin Published: March 14, 2011

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: An Ohio House panel expects to hear from about 20 people as it resumes hearings on a hotly debated bill to restrict the collective bargaining rights of public workers.

Committee Chairman Joseph Uecker (EE'-ker) tells The Associated Press he's looking to limit Monday's testimony to 10 minutes per person. A hearing last Thursday dragged into the early hours of Friday morning as 49 witnesses spoke on the proposal.

The House labor committee also has hearings on the bill scheduled Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

The legislation has passed the Republican-led state Senate. A House vote has not been scheduled.

Uecker says he expects to see amendments to the bill soon. He says there's no timeline for a committee vote on the measure but it's unlikely to happen this week.



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