The chamber spent two hours debating
SB 553, which would apply to all public unions in
Much of the debate came in the form of a filibuster from Senate Democrats that blocked the bill from ever coming to a vote.
Democratic minority leader Victor
"This is what we're working on?" Callahan asked his colleagues incredulously. "With all the issues going in the state, this is what - this is going to surge us?"
Supporters of paycheck protection say it is unfair to require employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment.
The bill was laid over at the end of the day, to be revisited at a later time.