Employees work on a van assembly line at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, Missouri. 2011 Associated Press file photoJEFFERSON CITY

A conservative faction of Missouri Senate Republicans filibustered overnight into Tuesday morning, demanding that a bill granting General Motors $50 million in tax credits to expand its St. Charles County plant be stripped of other workforce and economic development programs championed by Gov. Mike Parson and Senate leadership.

Senate President Pro-Tem Dave Schatz, R-Franklin, said he planned to stick with the leadership-backed bill, despite the Senate Conservative Caucus filibuster, which continued past 5 a.m. Tuesday. If the filibuster ended, Schatz said, leadership planned to take up the bill without any changes.

He would not take up a bill the caucus has called

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