With Republican candidates sweeping Missouri’s statewide races and maintaining the party’s grip on the legislature, analysts and others forecast that partisan powder keg issues including so-called right-to-work laws and anti-abortion rights will likely resurface.
Republicans won all five statewide races — governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general. Both chambers in the Missouri legislature maintained a Republican super-majority.
Peverill Squire, an MU political science professor, said Republicans will have nearly free reign over what bills become law during the next state legislative session.
Squire said he thinks “right-to-work” laws, which would eliminate required union fees, will be a priority for Republicans in the next session. Greitens supported right-to-work during the campaign. It’s difficult to predict what other issues he will prioritize, Squire said, since Greitens has not outlined what issues he considers most important.