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Important right-to-work bills on the move

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With a one-week countdown to the end of session, lawmakers are pushing forward two important right-to-work proposals.

A measure to enshrine right-to-work protections in the state’s constitution was perfected in the House on May 11. House Joint Resolution 79, filed by Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican from Harrisonville, would put the measure on the November ballot.

The Missouri General Assembly is also considering whether to move the right-to-work referendum vote up to the primary election date of Aug. 7. The Missouri Senate on May 10 passed a resolution to move the date of the vote forward. Senate Concurrent Resolution 49 was filed by Sen. Dave Schatz, a Republican form Sullivan.

Supporters of the date move say that there is no reason for further delay in adopting right-to-work. Having the law on the books sooner will help the state better compete for jobs and business growth opportunities.

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For more information, contact Matt Panik, Missouri Chamber vice president of governmental affairs, at mpanik@mochamber.com or 573.634.3511.

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