Senator hopeful of compromise with governor

State Sen. Brad Lager may have been unhappy and disappointed last week after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the “Workplace Discrimination” bill. But he wasn’t surprised.

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On March 7 — the day before the Senate gave final approval to the House version of the proposed law, and the Wednesday before lawmakers began this year’s spring break, which ended Monday — Lager told reporters he expected the governor to “veto it much like he did last year. Hopefully, (then) we can actually sit down and have a discussion about what he’ll take and what he’ll sign, and we can, actually, come back after spring break and move a bill that he will actually sign, that can actually become law.”

This is the second year that Lager, R-Savannah, has sponsored the bill proposing changes to state laws affecting workplace issues.

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