Senate Approves Paycheck Protection Bill After Filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KMOX) – After an eight-hour filibuster, the Missouri Senate reached an agreement on a so-called “paycheck protection” bill just after 2 o’clock Tuesday morning.

“I’m to the point where I think we’re going to get this to as good of a place as we can,” Democrat Jolie Justus (D-Kansas City) said, calling an end to the filibuster.

Republican Senator Dan Brown’s (R-Rolla) bill prohibits unions from deducting dues from employees’ paychecks. The filibuster by Democrats forced an amendment which only allows deductions with annual employee consent.

“Probably no one in here is completely satisfied,” Brown said. “I think the annual opt-in is good for our group.”

The bill is now up for a final Senate vote and faces a possible veto from Governor Jay Nixon.

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