LANSING (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says he doesn’t think general or broad right-to-work legislation would pass if it came up for a vote in the Michigan Senate.

The Republican from Monroe says Wednesday he doesn’t think a right-to-work law would have the substantial economic benefits for Michigan that some supporters say it would. It is possible that right-to-work legislation will be debated in the Republican-controlled Legislature this year.

There could be more support for targeted right-to-work proposals that would apply only to specific groups such as teachers.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder isn’t supporting right-to-work proposals. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger leans toward supporting right-to-work proposals and would welcome a debate on their merits.

Under right-to-work laws, workers covered by union contracts aren’t required to join unions or pay dues.

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