ALEC’s So-Called ‘Right to Work’ Attacks Expected on Senate Floor Soon

From The Missouri Times:

[Senate Pro Tem Tom] Dempsey also told host Scott Faughn that he would be placing the controversial Right-to-Work legislation that passed the House earlier this year on the Senate calendar for debate, setting a likely collision course for the bill sometime late this week or early next week.

Dempsey said he felt that it was his responsibility to allow open debate on the issue this year after RTW passed in the House for the first time in Missouri history. Any move to vote on the legislation will likely require a Senate PQ — a rarely used procedural method to end debate or filibusters that requires the signature of 5 members and 18 votes on the floor — something Dempsey said was “strong probability.”


Some highlights from the panel:
Like Senator Dempsey said, [RTW] will blow up the senate if they do PQ. It tends to bring things to a screeching halt. To PQ something that many people see not becoming a law in the end, what is the necessity to PQ and slow everything down?” – Mark Dalton on RTW

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