House leader won’t predict whether House will vote on right-to-work in 2016

House Speaker Todd Richardson | Photo courtesy of house.missouri.gov
House Speaker Todd Richardson | Photo courtesy of house.missouri.gov

Missouri House Republicans met last week to discuss priorities for the upcoming legislative session, but House Speaker Todd Richardson won’t predict an answer for one key question – whether right-to-work will come to a vote in his chamber.

Many speculate that if backers in the state House can’t find more support for right-to-work than it had in 2015, when they failed to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto, it won’t be brought up for a vote.

Richardson says a party priority is labor reform, but that the House plans to “let the process play out as we get back in session.”

The legislative session begins January 6.

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