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Local government labor contracts bill narrowly cheats death

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State Sen. Jeff Brandes‘ SB 934, which preempts local governments from creating labor agreements with contractors containing certain wage, residency or diversity requirements, found an unlikely “No” vote in Senate Community Affairs this afternoon: Brandes himself. The vote was part of a legislative maneuver undertaken by Brandes to bring his bill back from the dead. After the bill was voted down by the committee on a 6-1 vote — state Sen. Rob Bradley casting the lone “Yea” — Brandes asked for…

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