During that committee hearing, Representative Leon Lillie (DFL) argued that state employees should be given the 2% raise that the unions have negotiated with Governor Mark Dayton. In the video you can see Senator Parry ignoring Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL) attempt to continue debating the issue and he takes the vote.
Above: Senator Parry comments on Governor Dayton and union leaders.
Below: Representative Lillie makes his case for public workers.
Complete video of hearing and news conference.