Wisconsin Senate finds loophole to pass anti-union bill

File photo: NYSUT supporters rally at the Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.

Reports are in that Republican Senators passed sweeping anti-union legislation Wednesday night by a vote of 18-1.

The language was lifted from the budget and sent to committee as a separate and distinct bill, which is why it was able to go to the floor without a quorum, effectively bypassing the 14 missing Democratic senators.

Republican Sen. Dale Shultz was the only “nay” vote.

The bill is expected to go to the floor of the Wisconsin State Assembly Thursday morning. If it passes, it will strip collective bargaining rights for public employees.

Remember: the language was removed from the budget bill.

As if to prove the point that this was never, ever about balancing the budget.

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