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Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

Letter to the Editor: Labor unions can do well in right-to-work states

By Greg Johns Missourians for Right to Work iae@murlin.com           Missouri’s new Right to Work law does only one thing.  A company with a union contract cannot have a forced-unionism clause in the contract.  That’s it.  Everything else in the contract stays the same.  Wages, benefits, working conditions and etc.  The

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 6

Monday, Gov. Eric Greitens signed one of the most significant bills in Missouri history into law when he put his signature on Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill. Greitens and most of the Republican supermajority have long tried to get such a measure into statute, but former Gov. Jay Nixon always vetoed the measure

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens signs right-to-work bill into law, marking turning point for Missouri organized labor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an abandoned factory in Springfield and a business park in Poplar Bluff, Gov. Eric Greitens held ceremonial signing ceremonies celebrating the first bill of his tenure as governor, one that could arguably prove to be the most monumental of his entire term in office. Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the

Rep. Holly Rehder argues for the apssage of the right-to-work bill she carried in the House Feb. 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications)

House passes right-to-work bill, Greitens expected to sign Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Union workers filled the House galleries Thursday morning only to witness one of the most devastating defeats for organized labor in Missouri history. The House passed Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the right-to-work bill, with a vote of 100-59. Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign the bill Friday. The day was a long

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TWMP: Speaker Todd Richardson and right-to-work

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, House Speaker Todd Richardson stops by the program to discuss a busy legislative week in Jefferson City. They discuss right-to-work passing through the Senate and how quickly it will go through the House, and the possibility it could get on Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk by Friday.

Sen. Dan Brown debates his right-to-work bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Senate sends right-to-work to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate third read and passed Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill just before noon Thursday. Though the most significant hurdle came Wednesday night in the perfection of the bill, sending SB 19 to the House effectively ensures it will become law. Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill passed through the House

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Missouri Rising shifts focus to pushing for legislative policies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s journey as a red state made a giant swing in November, and one of the major players in pushing the conservative message has now shifted their focus from campaigns to policy. Missouri Rising first made their name during the months building up to the election, but after a dominating win

Sen. Dan Brown debates his right-to-work bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Right-to-work perfected by Senate as labor supporters do not pursue filibuster

Senate bill presumed to be going to Greitens’ desk JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After years of effort, Senate Republicans passed Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill out of the chamber for the last time Wednesday night. Democrats debated for roughly 10 hours over the last three days before finally ending their years-long defense against what they see as

Sen. Gina Walsh debates Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh began listing each right-to-work state’s own provisions on whether or not the violation of that law caused civil liability or criminal penalties, the Democrats’ debate over Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill appeared ready to go into the night. A few minutes later, Brown asked for

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