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Feb. 3, 2017JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |  By: AP

Missouri lawmakers send right-to-work bill to Gov. Greitens

Missouri lawmakers have sent the state's new Republican governor a bill that would ban mandatory union fees.

House members yesterday took a final vote on the so-called right-to-work bill. Governor Eric Greitens has promised to sign the bill. His Democratic predecessor, Governor Jay Nixon, vetoed a similar bill in 2015. If Greitens signs the bill, Missouri will become the 28th right-to-work state. Seven of the eight states that surround Missouri already have right-to-work laws, including Kentucky where it passed last month.

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a similar proposal.