Five likely Republican candidates for Missouri governor have sent a letter to state lawmakers urging them to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of so-called right to work legislation.
The candidates are Eric Greitens, Catherine Hanaway, Peter Kinder, Randy Asbury, and John Brunner.
“Right to Work’s benefits are undeniable,” the quintet writes. “This override is necessary both economically and politically.”
Bob Dixon, an announced candidate, did not sign the letter. It isn’t clear if he was asked.
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The veto session starts Wednesday. The bill under consideration would prohibit the collection of mandatory union dues.
The vote is likely to be close.