Notwithstanding the above, Kentucky effectively mooted the aforementioned Hardin County court case when Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed Kentucky right to work legislation into law last Saturday. The newly republican-controlled Kentucky Senate moved quickly to get the bill before the governor after the House (also boasting a republican majority) passed the bill last week. The Senate agreed with the House on a party-line vote of 25 – 12 and Governor Bevin immediately signed the legislation. The law also had an emergency preamble meaning that it became effectively immediately upon the governor’s signature and Kentucky then joined 26 other states with a current prohibition on mandating dues payment from non-union members. Perhaps for good measure, Kentucky also went ahead on Saturday and repealed their prevailing wage law which mandates that workers be paid union scale on public works projects!