Tables Turned- HB 1677 Quickly Defeated

The State Senate tabled Speaker O’Brien’s attack on the middle class in less than two minutes today in full session. “Today we saw our senators demonstrate leadership by putting aside Speaker O’Brien’s never ending war against working families,” said SEA President Diana Lacey. “Unlike their 2011 vote, all of the senators know now that this bill has no chance of becoming law and it is good to see them signal to the House that the focus needs to be on job creation.”Immediately following this action, labor leaders, members at large, faith leaders, and other activists gathered in front of the State House in a “mini-rally” of celebration. (Sourced from SEA e-mail)