BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho Senate panel passed another bill seeking to weaken union leverage.
The State Affairs Committee on Monday passed a measure that aiming to forbid unions from using dues to subsidize members' wages to help union-shop contractors win projects.
This follows the committee's approval last week of a separate bill aiming to keep state and local governments from requiring contractors bidding on public works projects from paying workers predetermined wages and benefits.
Monday's bill cleared the panel on a 7-2 party line vote, with Democrats opposing it.
A previous Idaho attorney general's opinion indicated Monday's measure was likely to be struck down by courts.
But Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane indicated in a new memo that some challenges to the bill, if it becomes law, may be unsuccessful.