Friday, February 13, 2015

House Speaker in N. Y. Times: Right to work in Missouri is inevitable

It may not happen this year since it was not passed by a veto-proof majority in the Missouri House of Representatives, but Speaker of the House John Diehl says it is only a matter of time before Missouri becomes a right-to-work state.

From an article in today's New York Times:

Right-to-work will come to Missouri at some point in time — I think it’s inevitable,” said Representative John Diehl, a Republican and speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives. “Hopefully, we can get it done this year, but if not this year, it’s going to keep being an issue until it crosses the finish line.”

Even if the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans, approves the bill, Gov. Jay Nixon said this week that he had never seen a right-to-work bill he would sign. Both chambers would have to muster two-thirds majorities to override a veto — but the House vote on Thursday, 91 to 64, fell well short of that margin.

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