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After 10-Hour Block, Mo. Senate Gives First Approval To Scaled-Back Bill On Union Paycheck Rules

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Mo. business groups are teaming up with labor unions to tout a package of tax incentives to be considered during a special legislative session.

The Missouri Senate has given first round approval to a scaled-backed version of the so-called Paycheck Protection bill.

The original bill would have barred unions from automatically withholding dues from the paychecks of public employees, but Senate Democrats spent nearly ten hours Monday night and Tuesday morning blocking the bill. The filibuster ended when the bill was changed to allow annual consent for withholding union dues from paychecks.

In addition, unions for public workers would have to seek their permission each year to spend dues on political donations. And unions for first responders would be exempt from the proposed law.

It needs one more vote before moving to the Missouri House.

Marshal was a political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio until 2018.

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