Gov. Mike Parson visits with attendees at the Missouri State Fair. | Via Governor Mike Parson/Facebook

GOP leaders look ahead after ‘resounding’ defeat of ‘right to work’



Brief remarks from two key Missouri Republicans at the state fair last week suggested GOP “right-to-work” supporters in Missouri have not organized an official response since voters rejected a right-to-work ballot measure┬áby a margin of 67.5 percent to 32.5 percent earlier this month.

Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that voters had “spoken pretty loud and clear” in voting against the measure, which would have barred mandatory collection of dues in unionized workplaces. The Republican governor said he would not make the issue a priority for the remainder of the year.

Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, also acknowledged what he called a “resounding vote,” but he said another right-to-work bill would likely be filed during the 2019 legislative session.

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