Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bluegrass Beacon: Whitfield’s vote tilts playing field toward union contractors

In a real head scratcher, Hopkinsville Rep. Ed Whitfield and 26 of his fellow Republicans voted to allow the federal government to force nonunion contractors to sign project labor agreements as a condition for working on military construction projects. The measure passed by a single vote, 204-203.

Read my latest Bluegrass Beacon column here.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't any of the 204 voters be considered the "tilt"?

Jim Waters said...

Yes, which also means any of the 204 votes, including any of the 27 Republicans who voted to allow PLAs on public construction projects, including Congressman Whitfield, could have changed the outcome of the vote