Missouri Senate leader weighs in on right-to-work

State Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin | Photo courtesy of Ron Richard's office
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin | Photo courtesy of Ron Richard’s office

Right-to-work legislation will need more backing in the state House for it to receive time in the state Senate in 2016, according to Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard.

After leading an effort to bring the right-to-work issue to a vote last session, Richard says it is unlikely to have the support it needs in the House for the Senate to consider it.

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson says his caucus hasn’t made an official decision on what will happen with right-to-work in the new session, which begins Jan. 6.

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