Breaking down the Missouri governor’s race on key issues

There’s a lot hanging in the balance of who emerges victorious Tuesday in the race for Missouri governor, and a wide gulf exists between the way Republican Eric Greitens and Democrat Chris Koster would govern should they be elected.

Here’s a rundown of each candidate’s position on a few key issues:

‘Right to work’

Greitens: Has vowed to sign a so-called right-to-work law if he’s elected.

Koster: Says he would veto right-to-work legislation, saying it would hurt workers

Medicaid expansion

Greitens: Vehemently opposes Medicaid expansion, arguing that it has been a failure in the states that have tried it.

Koster: Supports Medicaid expansion, calling it “one of the biggest economic-development opportunities Missouri has seen in decades.”

Funding for infrastructure

Neither candidate has offered many specifics on how he’d deal with the issue, but Greitens says he would oppose any tax increase to fund road and bridge repair.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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