Senate votes to end debate on bargaining bill
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The GOP-controlled Senate has agreed to end debate on a collective bargaining bill that was the subject of an all-night debate led by Democrats.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix made a motion Thursday morning to end floor debate on the legislation at 2 p.m. The Senate approved the motion on a party-line vote despite criticism from Democrats.
The move follows similar activity in the House, where Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday morning to end floor debate at noon.
Lawmakers rarely use the motion to end floor debate. Expected votes Thursday on the bill will come a little over a week after it was introduced to the public.