After a lengthy Democratic filibuster, and as the Missouri Legislature’s 2016 session crept into its final day early Friday morning, the Senate fell one vote short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill to more closely regulate the collection of union dues from public employees’ paychecks.
The bill, called “paycheck protection” by supporters and “paycheck deception” by opponents, would require most public employee unions to get written permission from members each year before withholding union dues from their paychecks.
The bill fell just short of the two-thirds majority required for an override in a 22-10 vote. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, cast the decisive vote, changing her stance on the issue after voting in favor of it earlier in the 2016 session.