This is some positive news.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the right-to-work bill lawmakers will consider next week in an extraordinary session will be clean with no carve outs.
Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, also said he has 17 “rock solid” votes and hopes to persuade Sen. Jerry Petrowski, who has said he was unlikely to support right-to-work, to get on board.
Fitzgerald and his office have not returned calls so far this morning. But he said on 1130 AM the bill will be released this afternoon with plans to vote on it Wednesday.
Some had expected the Senate to wait for the open 20th Senate District to be filled before moving ahead on the bill with Republican Duey Stroebel, who backs the legislation, all but assured of winning the seat in April.
But Fitzgerald said he didn’t want to wait.