Republican Eric Greitens’ victory in the Missouri gubernatorial race, along with continued GOP control of the Legislature, virtually guarantees that Missouri soon will join the ranks of so-called “right-to-work” states, with laws that diminish the power of labor unions.
Greitens has vowed to support right-to-work laws, unlike his Democratic opponent, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, and his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who has successfully fought the state’s Republican legislature on right-to-work laws.
Greitens, a Democrat-turned-Republican, will face a Legislature controlled by his adopted party — but that doesn’t necessarily portend a smooth relationship. Greitens’ core campaign promise to “clean up” the Legislature with new ethics restrictions hasn’t exactly endeared him to its leaders.
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