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Friday, March 09, 2007

Tusk & Talon: Zombie-like 'Fair-Share' Bill Rises from the Dead

Excerpted from this post at Tusk & Talon

Rumors of the demise of Iowa's so-called Fair Share bill have proved premature, according to Charlotte Eby's report in this morning's QCT. Your humble correspondent (me, not necessarily Charlotte) suspected that Democrat lawmakers would make a second try at paying off their union sponsors and so it is happening in the form of a revised bill. Democrats took out parts of the proposal that would have applied to the private sector when they failed to get the votes from pro-business Democrats. The bill that cleared the Senate Labor and Business Relations Committee on a party-line vote would apply only to the public sector and exclude private employers.

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