KEYC - Collective Bargaining Bill Heads to Gov. Branstad's Desk

Collective Bargaining Bill Heads to Gov. Branstad's Desk

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Des Moines, IA -

  The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would greatly reduce negotiating power for public sector unions in the state.
       

The GOP-led chamber voted 29-21 Thursday, with all Democrats and an independent opposed. The vote followed lengthy debate in the chamber that started Wednesday morning and entered the next day.
       

The Republican-majority House approved the measure 53-47 about an hour earlier. The bill now heads to Gov. Terry Branstad, who supports the measure.
       

Legislative leaders used a rare procedural move to end debate early on the bill.

--KEYC News 12