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First Cracker Barrel of 2012 taking place Saturday

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The first Clay County Cracker Barrel of 2012 will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Cory Firehouse.

The event is co-sponsored by Clay County Farm Bureau and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

Clay County Farm Bureau representative Marshall Nuckolls said he has received confirmation of attendance from Representatives Jim Baird (Republican, District 44), Robert Heaton (R-District 46) and Senator John Waterman (R-District 39).

As of Tuesday morning, Nuckolls said he had not received word if Representative Clyde Kersey (Democrat, District 43), or Senator Richard Bray (R-District 37) would be in attendance.

The state General Assembly resumed Tuesday. One of the bills on the docket was the "Right To Work" bill.

The proposed bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor for an employer to require an individual to become or remain a member of a labor organization; pay dues, fees or other charges to a labor organization; pay to a charity or another third party an amount that represents dues, fees or other charges required of members of a labor organization, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment.

In addition, the bill would establish a "separate private right of action for violations or threatened violations."

The bill exempts individuals employed in the construction industry, those employed by the United States, or subject to the federal Railway Labor Act.

Nuckolls said he believes the "Right to Work" bill could add controversy to Saturday's event.

"I think the big thing is going to be the 'Right to Work' bill," he said. "I hope that the right to work bill doesn't take over the (entire event).

"I'm a little nervous about it. I feel a little uneasy about it. We just have to hope for the best."

Nuckolls added he hopes there is added discussion regarding the so-called "Amazon Bill," a proposal to collect sales tax on Internet purchases.

"To me, that's a tax that a lot of people are not paying that we need," Nuckolls said.

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