JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two Missouri lawmakers have switched seats in the House chamber after one filed a restraining order against the other because he says they got in a fistfight.
Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis this week said Rep. Michael Butler swung at him outside a union reception over a dispute on a contested right-to-work bill. Butler has declined to comment.
Curtis was granted a restraining order against Butler. The two previously sat close to each other in the House chamber, where members vote and debate bills.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1UtCh5R) that House officials this week switched seating in the chamber to separate the two St. Louis-area Democrats.
Curtis was the only Democrat to vote last September in favor of enacting controversial right-to-work legislation that would have banned mandatory union fees.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com