By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Democrats opt to give commissioners more control in light of financial impact of SB 230


Senate Democrats, faced with a threat of more than 24 hours of debate on a bill on collective bargaining, watered the bill down on April 29th to one that puts more control into the hands of county commissioners.

That debate came two days after dozens of county commissioners testified to the potential negative financial impacts of Senate Bill 230.

Out of 38,000 county employees statewide, not one currently employed county worker who was not already affiliated with a union testified they wanted a union. Sixty people signed up to speak on the bill in the Senate Business, Labor and Technolog...

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