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June 23, 2017JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |  By: AP

Right to work referendum summary language "confusing"

A Missouri circuit judge says Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office wrote a confusing and grammatically incorrect summary of a referendum to repeal right-to-work. A summary is meant to help voters understand ballot measures, but Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green on Thursday ruled the right-to-work summary could confuse voters.

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in February signed the right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees. Union opponents want voters to weigh in on the measure, hoping it will be repealed.

Green says voters deserve to be asked in a "grammatically competent'' manner whether to keep the law. He rewrote the summary. Green also switched it to make a 'yes'' vote mean a vote to repeal the law. A "no'' vote will indicate support for right to work.