Kentucky is poised to become the 27th right-to-work state in the country after the state’s House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday evening.
The Republican-controlled House voted 58-39 to end coercive union dues just a day after a House committee advanced the bill. Though Kentucky has long sent Republicans to Washington, D.C., Democrats controlled the statehouse for nearly a century before the GOP won majorities in both houses in 2016. John Cox, spokesman for Senate President Robert Stivers, said the party sees right to work as part of the mandate it received from voters.
“Kentuckians made it clear that they were ready to see pro-business measures taken in the General Assembly to create more jobs,” Cox told the Washington Free Beacon.