Missouri senate democrats

9:11 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Senate Democrats end filibuster

The Missouri Capitol building, where Senate Democrats filibustered a workplace discrimination reform bill into the evening hours Wednesday.

Senate Democrats have ended their filibuster of a workplace discrimination bill, after an agreement was reached with the bill’s sponsor.  But that doesn’t mean they won’t try blocking the bill again.

Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal agreed to end the filibuster after the bill’s sponsor, GOP Senator Brad Lager, allowed her to add an amendment – that amendment would guarantee the right to a jury trial in all workplace discrimination cases.  She says, though, that the bill’s definition of what constitutes workplace discrimination is still flawed.

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