Kansas Union Bill Vote On Wednesday Prompts Security Briefing For Republican Legislators As Public Outrage GrowsQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Kansas Republican legislators are being warned to take increased security precautions in the state Capitol on Wednesday -- and female lawmakers are being urged to walk with a 'male escort' -- as a contentious anti-union bill is scheduled to come up for debate and a vote. Freshman Republicans in the state House of Representatives were briefed during a caucus meeting Tuesday afternoon about a series of security guidelines they should follow, given the large crowd of union members expected in the Capitol. State Rep. Stephanie Clayton (R-Overland Park) tweeted that the precautions include removing name tags, taking a back staircase into the House chamber and for women legislators to walk with a 'male escort.' The House is slated to debate legislation that would prohibit automatic deductions from paychecks of public employee unions that are intended for political activity by the union.|
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