April 24, 2014

Local government bill threatened by amendment (AUDIO)

A bill solving a lot of local government problems might have been killed because the senate leader wants to get one of his big issues passed this year.

The bill was being loaded up by senators with issues their local governments wanted to have solved when one senator tried to add an amendment eliminating the prevailing wage law.

Independence Senator Victor Callahan, a strong labor voice in the senate, complained the issue had nothing to do with the issues in the bill but Senate leader Rob Mayer, the sponsor of a prevailing wage bill this year, ruled him out of order…

That led Callahan to say he would not let the bill get a final vote. The sponsor of the bill has taken the measure off the senate debate floor.

 AUDIO: Points of Order 10:28