Gov. Walker won't promise veto of right-to-work bill should it pass State Legislature

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is refusing to say he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass the Wisconsin Legislature, but he says he's prefer lawmakers not take the issue up at all.

Walker was asked about the issue Friday after Republican state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he wanted to take up right-to-work early next year.

Walker says he still believes the issue is a distraction, and he doesn't want to take the focus off his priorities including cutting taxes and consolidating government services.

But Walker said he would not commit to vetoing the bill should it pass. He also refused to say whether he would sign a bill.

Walker sponsored a right-to-work bill in 1993 and he says his position in support of the issue has not changed.