The state senate leadership expects to discuss right to work legislation before spring break but the leaders are not saying there will be a vote on it—because of uncertainty among the majority Republicans.
It’s Senate President Pro tem Rob Mayer’s big issue. He’s gotten it through a committee but now he has to play a numbers game, trying to get 18 of the 34 senators to vote for the bill that is being handled by Senator LuAnn Ridgeway of Smithville. Getting enough members of his own caucus to sign on to pass the bill is one thing. He’ll need unanimous support of his caucus to override an expected governor’s veto—if he can get Ridgeway’s bill passed to begin with. [Read more…]