Labor bill passes, 56-39

The Iowa House has passed a labor-related bill with the exclusive support of Republicans, with all the opposition coming from Democrats.  The final tally was 58-38.  (There are 60 Republicans in the Iowa House and 40 Democrats.)  The vote was taken at about 12:28 p.m. 

Representative Pat Murphy (D-Dubuque) gave a brief speech after the vote.  Murphy pointed out the House switchboard was closed most of the day.  Listen to this mp3 of the post-debate fracas:  TheEnding  (You’ll hear some shouts of “Shame on you” toward the end.)

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.